Spotlight on Borders: Insights from the Austrian-German border
Reports & Briefings
- The borders between two EU member states sharing a currency and language can be thin due to EU integration and transnational interdependence.
- Differences in size of the countries matters for flows of trade and populations across the border.
- Bilateral cross-border agreements between Austria and Germany or between Austria and Bavaria have been supplanted by EU regulations, e.g. regarding work permits and the mobility of persons.
- EU regulations regarding the coordination of social security systems reduce barriers to crossborder mobility and ensure the transferability of entitlements.