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Трансграничното Сътрудничество На Балканските Страни
[Cross-Border Cooperation of the Balkan Countries]


  • Dimitrov, Mitko
  • Totev, Stoyan


The article examines the role, prospects and policies of the cross-border cooperation in the Balkan countries border regions. The main goal is to define the reasons, due to which the cross-border cooperation between the enterprises can be considered as an "optimal" policy for the Balkan countries. The opportunities for development of mutually beneficial cross-border relations are presented based on information obtained by different studies. The potential and the barriers for the development of the cross-border relations are discussed, as well as the degree of institutions' readiness to support the regional and cross-border cooperation. Some aspects of the delocalization processes near the border regions are presented. Some generalizations are made at the end of the article and feasible prospects for development are envisaged.

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  • Dimitrov, Mitko & Totev, Stoyan, 2009. "Трансграничното Сътрудничество На Балканските Страни
    [Cross-Border Cooperation of the Balkan Countries]
    ," MPRA Paper 62823, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:62823

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    1. Mitko Dimitrov & George Petrakos & Stoyan Totev & Maria Tsiapa, 2003. "Cross-Border Cooperation in Southeastern Europe," Eastern European Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(6), pages 5-25, January.
    2. TOTEV, Stoyan & SARIISKI, Grigor, 2008. "The Spatial Distribution Of Labour Intensive Industries In The Eu," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 8(1), pages 5-28.
    3. Stoyan Totev, 2002. "Economic Performance and Structure of Southeastern European Countries--Albania, Bulgaria, FYR of Macedonia, and Greece," Eastern European Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(6), pages 51-83, November.
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    Balkan countries; cross-border cooperation; border regions;

    JEL classification:

    • F00 - International Economics - - General - - - General
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration
    • R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General


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