Ukraine-Romania Border: Challenges and Solutions


Romania is Ukraine’s south-western EU neighbour, which is yet to become part of the Schengen zone. The border between the countries is 580,8 km long and is unique in many ways. It is the only EU member state that borders four Ukrainian regions – Chernivetska, Zakarpatska, Ivano-Frankivska, and Odeska oblasts.

The scope of the analysis focuses on the cross-border movement and trans-border cooperation between Romania and Ukraine, obstacles faced by travellers, business and authorities in the context of border, as well as prospectives of further development of the border, codified in legislation or included into strategic visions created by relevant actors of different levels.

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This report is part of the “In search for optimal border management models to bolster the functioning of the Ukraine-EU border” project funded by the International Renaissance Foundation and implemented by Europe without Barriers think tank. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the position of the International Renaissance Foundation.

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