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1. Conventional International Tools:
In accordance with the general framework established by the Madrid Convention, France signed several international agreements with neighbouring countries in order to clearly define the conditions for cooperation between French communities and local authorithies:
- the Franco-Italian agreement of the 26th of November 1993;
- the Frenco-Spanish agreement of Bayonne of the 10th of march 1995;
- the Franco-German-Swiss-Luxembourg agreement od Karlsruhe of the 23rd of january 1996;
- the Franco-Belgian agreement of the 16th of september 2002 (enforced the 1st of July 2005).
These agreements foresee the implementation of cooperation structures with legal personality. It is the case of the Karlsruhe agreement that established the GLCT.
2. Tools created by Frenche legislator
French law foresees several juridical forms of cooperation between french anf foreign local authorities:
- the coperation agreements: local authorities may sign specific agreements with foreign local governaments to implement CBC actions or to support development. Furthermore, if compelled, they may implement to finance humanitarian actions.
- the participation of foreign local authorities to the capital of a local semi-public company (LSPC). French law allows foreign local authorities to be involved in a LSPC.
- the participation of French local authorities to a foreign institution of public law or the participation to a foreign society capital in a transfrontier or interterritorial framework.
- the creation of an ad hoc structure, inspired by GLCT, such as the “European district”: this structure with a legal personalitymay associate french and foreign local authorities in an exclusively cross-border framework. Their goal would be the implementation of different public services.
No specific obstacle for this activity. For general obstacles to CBC, please check the contributor's page.
No specific good practice for this activity. For general good practices for CBC, please check the contributor's page.