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18 04, 2017

CPMR & Brittany region launch new Climate Task Force

The CPMR’s new Climate Task Force has pledged to contribute to more coordinated and structured regional action to tackle the issues resulting from climate change. Twenty-three of CPMR’s member regions attended the first meeting on 31 March of the Climate Task Force, which is being led by the Brittany region. The meeting was chaired by [...]

15 04, 2017

CPMR discusses contribution of Atlantic Action Plan to Blue Economy

The CPMR took part in a key meeting in Bayonne, France, to discuss the contribution of the Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan to the Blue Economy in the Atlantic. The meeting, held on 13 April, was organised by the Support Team for the Atlantic Action Plan, the CPMR’s member region, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and the Bayonne Pays [...]

14 04, 2017

Brittany and Wales discuss Brexit’s impact on maritime field

A conference on the impact of Brexit was organised in Brest on 2 March by the Brittany region and the “Maison de l’Europe” of Brest. Desmond Clifford, head of cabinet of the Welsh Prime Minister, took part in a round-table discussion, along with Jean Hamon, President of the CESER Brittany region, and Forough Salami, CPMR Vice-President [...]

10 04, 2017

CPMR’s North Sea & Atlantic Arc Commissions establish Brexit Task Forces

The CPMR Atlantic Arc and North Sea Commissions have established Brexit task forces to follow the negotiations and feed into the CPMR’s overall reflection on the Future of Europe. The Task forces have been set up within these Commissions because they involve the regions that will be most affected by the UK’s decision to leave [...]

28 03, 2017

CPMR calls for regions to be represented in Brexit negotiations

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) has called on the EU and the UK government to ensure that the interests of regions are taken into account during the Brexit negotiations. As the UK government prepares to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the CPMR is urging the EU institutions and the UK and [...]

16 03, 2017

Regions support CPMR’s Future of Europe ‘Reflection’ at Political Bureau

CPMR member regions have given their full backing to the CPMR’s initiative to hold a ‘Reflection’ on the Future of Europe. The CPMR presented its proposal for the Reflection during its Political Bureau, held on the island of Gozo, Malta on 10 March, at the kind invitation of Anton Refalo, Minister of Gozo. The Reflection, [...]

14 03, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission General Assembly focuses on young people

The General Assembly of the Atlantic Arc Commission, held in Les Sables d’Olonne on 2-3 March 2017, for the first time opened its debates to 25 students from local maritime vocational school ‘Eric Tabarly’. Bruno Retailleau, President of the Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) and the Pays de La Loire Region, had previously expressed his commitment [...]

13 03, 2017

CPMR emphasises need for central role of regions in ‘Future of Europe’

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to produce a White Paper outlining its ongoing reflection on the future of Europe. However, it regrets the lack of a bold and enthusiastic vision for European reform in the paper’s five scenarios, as well as the failure to make any reference [...]

7 03, 2017

CPMR Political Bureau to discuss plans for ‘Future of Europe’

The role of regions in the ‘Future of Europe’ will be the key topic of debate at the upcoming CPMR Political Bureau. The meeting is taking place on the island of Gozo, Malta, on 10 March, at the kind invitation of Anton Refalo, Minister of Gozo. Held during the Maltese Presidency of the European Union, [...]