The Greater Region (French: Grande Région, German: Großregion, Luxembourgish: Groussregioun) is the area of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wallonia, the French Community of Belgium and the German-speaking Community of Belgium. It is not identical with the SaarLorLux Euregio, being in the same territory.
It is situated between the Rhine, Moselle, Saar and Meuse rivers, has an overall area of 65,401 km². Its population counts 11.2 million inhabitants, representing 2.5% of the total population of the 27-state European Union, and accounting for the same proportion of the EU GDP.
The Greater Region, is divided between Romance and Germanic languages and also forms the hub for transport in Europe. It has an urban, rural (Ardennes-Eifel-Rheinhessen) and industrial fabric which is the source of rich and ongoing economic and cultural relations.
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... The Greater Region is the central area of this community ... the court of justice of the European Communities) is situated in the center of the Greater Region while the other two (Brussels and Strassbourg) are situated just some miles across the borders, close to ...
... of development showing the visions and ambitions of the greater region of SaarLorLux ... A central intention is the bilingualism of the region ... French and German are intended to be common languages on equal footing within the whole region, including common media for the interregional audience ...
... The Greater Region is supported by Interreg III, a Community initiative which aims to stimulate interregional cooperation in the EU between 2000-06 ... The current INTERREG IV A Greater Region (Grande Région) programme (period 2007 - 2013) has been elaborated to enforce the cooperation between the project ...
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