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Legal status of Euroregions

The legal status of Euroregions or Euregios varies. It may involve a community of interest without legal personality (Euroregion Neisse, Euroregion Elbe-Labe), a European Economic Interest Grouping (Euroregion Transcanal), a non-profit-making association (for example, the Euregio Saar-Lor-Lux Rhine, under the private law of Luxembourg), a working community without a legal personality (Euregio Bayerischer Wald-Böhmerwald/Sumava) or a public body (Rhine-Waal Euregio).

Certain cases show that the status of one Euregio can be interpreted differently in different countries. For example, the Euregio Maas-Rhine is a foundation under Dutch law, but is equivalent to an ASBL (non-profit-making organisation) in Belgian law.