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What was the identified solution? The Benelux Union: establishing a framework for cross-border cooperation, as well as follow-up of the established cooperation agreements and bodies
How was the solution identified?
Who was/were the main actor/s responsible for its identification? The governments of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg
How was the solution implemented? By whom? Signing of CBC agreements in different areas of cooperations by their respective governments
How long did it take for the solution to be implemented?
Did it have a positive impact on the overall level of CBC in the area? Yes.  It has established  a framework for cross-border cooperation and created the first completely free international labour market. The movement of capital and services was also made free. Postal and transport rates were standardized, and welfare policies were coordinated. In 1970 border controls were abolished.
Institution Flemish Agency for Home Affairs
Contact details Edwin Lefebre, Deputy of director
Tel: 0032-2-553.40.16
Year of record 2012