This book covers the highly complex legal and social facts which the frontier workers are faced with. Although European law, in particular EEC Regulations No. 1408/71 and No. 1612/68, coordinates the differing legislation of the Member States for the benefit of the frontier workers, it cannot eliminate the existing national differences in the field of social and tax law and does not intend to do so. So this remains a vast area for action where politicians, administrators and scientists must strive to find solutions that are adequate and meet the concerns of the frontier workers as far as possible.
The conference was organized by the initiative and with the support of the European Commission by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in close cooperation with the Gesellschaft für Versicherungswissenschaft- und Gestaltung e.V.