The Economic Development of Cross-Border Cooperation Euroregions of Romania as a Determinant of European Security

Author:Emanuel??tefan Marinescu, Vasile Bogdan
Position:Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania/Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania
Pages:154-168
European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2020
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The Economic Development of Cross-Border Cooperation Euroregions of
Romania as a Determinant of European Security
Emanuel –Ștefan Marinescu1, Vasile Bogdan2
Abstract: Populations of different ethnicities are forced to live within artificial borders, being separated
by fences that mutilate their national feeling as well as their futu re prospects. In recent years, the
European Union has tried to overcome the difficulties of th e past, creating real bridges between
neighbouring states, which divide regions on both sides of the border. The approach serves the need for
balance, peace and relaxation in areas that h ave been in difficulty as a result of past conflicts. The
initiative of the countries in Western Europe initially started in Germany, the area b eing hardly tried in
the last world conflagration. In establishing cross-border collaborations, economic-financial support is
essential for raising the standard of living and expectations of cross-border communities. In the
contemporary context of cross-border cooperation, Romania presents itself as ext remely open to
cooperation, in its 12 Euroregions. The economic factor is the most important for the future success of the
Euroregions, as a decisive parameter of real integration.
Keywords: cross-border cooperation; territorial cooperation; Euroregions; transborder relations; mutual
collaboration; good neighbours
1. The General Context
Throughout the entire history, harsh, forceful and destructive actions took place, which blocked off the
development of ethnic groups and nations in their initial areas of self-actualization. In the case of the
Romanian people, we can argue that these lands’ inhabitants experienced debacles and continual
interruptions in their permanence within their very space of constitution and living, their own territory
being cannily paired down. Under these conditions, the forerunners of the Romanian people were forced
to continue their existence in areas set within neighboring states of Romania, sometimes even located at a
distance.
In the well-known conditions of the fragmentation of the Romanian nation, the discontinuity in their
spatial, political and ethnic survival of our nation within a unitary national body must be the reason for
the efforts to maintain contact with Romanian homes, with overcoming borders that separate isolated
spaces, via legal measures established at the level of the European Union. However, the desire for
collaboration and support of ethnic groups outside the country through synchronized efforts of the central
and administrative factors at the local level are of the utmost importance.
1 Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd, Galati, Romania,
Corresponding author: marinescuemanuel@univ-danubius.ro.
2 Associate Professor, PhD, Danubius University of Galati, Romania, Address: 3 Galati Blvd, Galati, Romania, E -mail:
bogdan.vasile@univ-danubius.ro.

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