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The STRING Region depends upon a well functioning common labour and housing market to help ensure that the region continues to develop in a positive direction. Forecasts suggest that the Öresund Region may experience major labour shortages in the future, which would cause bottlenecks in development and lead to increased competition between Zealand and Scania.
In order to aid integration between the three countries, and increase our internationally competitive edge, we need to assure that it is uncomplicated and attractive to move around within the region.
Both the Greater Copenhagen and Skåne Committee and the Femarn Belt Committee are working to remove the border obstacles that complicate life for people in the joint STRING region today. To solve these problems, both committees are together with various regional and municipal players engaged in a close dialogue with Sweden, Germany and Denmark and with the Nordic Council of Ministers' Freedom of Movement Forum.
STRING aims to build on the work already carried out by the two committees in order to present one joint agenda for cross- border obstacles that need to be solved on order to aid further integration. Such an agenda will be developed in close dialogue with the two committees to assure a policy covering the entire region.