Regional Statistics in a Transnational Research Perspective
Changing role of state borders impacts on functional and structural transformation of border regions. European integration process causes that borderlands more frequently become a subject of regional statistics. Transborder information exchange is an incentive of overcoming “hostility” of state borders. Regional statistics of borderlands is the information basis of more advanced transborder cooperation forms like preparing and realizing common projects or development strategies. Besides, it creates favourable conditions of spreading and unifying nomenclatures and classifications used in statistical systems of different countries.