The EU-Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) aims at strengthening the cooperation between Alpine regions and countries.

The Alpine region is made up of areas with contrasting demographic, social and economic developments and a great cultural and linguistic diversity. This diversity is accompanied by a variety of administrative systems and traditions. The common characteristics and challenges in the Alpine require require active cross-border cooperation within the EUSALP.

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EUSALP in Bad Ragaz: Switzerland hands over the wheel to Slovenia

The European Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) has served as a joint tool for the Alpine countries and regions to improve cross-border cooperation in the Alps since 2015. During this year's Swiss Presidency (Confederation and cantons), EUSALP has been streamlined in terms of organisation and content to enable it to focus even more closely on its core interests in the future. At today's EUSALP General Assembly in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland handed over the organisation's presidency to Slovenia.

EUSALP in Bad Ragaz: Switzerland hands over the wheel to Slovenia
Mr Fasel passed the presidency on to Slovenia, handing over the EUSALP wheel – as a symbol of Alpine tradition and movement – to Slovenia's state secretary for European affairs, Marko Štucin. Aargau Cantonal Councillor Markus Dieth, president of the Conference of the Cantonal Governments (CCG) on the right.
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