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3 10, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission finalises its ‘Brexit Declaration’

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) Brexit Task Force has finalised its ‘Brexit Declaration’, laying out a series of bold proposals including the need for EU budget instruments to mitigate Brexit’s impact on regions. Led by the Galicia Region, the Task Force’s ‘Brexit Declaration’ conveys a number of political messages to the UK and the [...]

3 10, 2017

Atlantic Arc develops contribution to mid-term review of ‘Atlantic Strategy Action Plan’

 The Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is developing a political declaration on the implementation of the Atlantic Strategy. The aim is to contribute to the European Commission’s mid-term review of the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan. At a meeting in Brussels on 28 September, the Atlantic Arc Regions discussed their experiences regarding the implementation of the Strategy’s [...]

14 09, 2017

CPMR urges Juncker to work together with Regions to build better Europe

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) welcomes the State of the Union address made by European Commission President Juncker, particularly its plea to strengthen democracy and defend the key values the EU stands for. However, the CPMR says President Juncker’s speech has fallen short of acknowledging the need for a refocused Europe, which places [...]

28 07, 2017

Register now for ‘UK Atlantic Strategy Workshop’ in Cardiff – 25 September

Registration is now open for the Welsh Government’s ‘UK Atlantic Strategy Workshop’ which will focus on Marine Energy as a Driver of the Atlantic Economy.  The aim of the event, being held in Cardiff on 25 September, is to showcase flagship developments and highlight the potential of the marine energy sector in invigorating coastal economies [...]

11 07, 2017

Atlantic Arc regions debate fisheries Discard Ban and Landing Obligations

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) member regions have taken part in key debates concerning the EU Common Fisheries Policy’s (CFP) new Discard Ban and Landing Obligation measures. Regions involved in the AAC’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Working Group gathered in Vigo, Spain, on 26-27 June for the seminar “Discard ban and landing obligation, laudable but [...]

6 07, 2017

CPMR calls for EU financial mechanisms to alleviate Brexit’s impact on regions

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and its Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) have called on the EU27 to introduce new financial support mechanisms to alleviate the negative economic consequences of Brexit on Europe’s regions and key economic sectors.  The call comes after the announcement this week that the UK intends to withdraw from the [...]

3 07, 2017

A blue biotechnology Master for a Blue Career (BBMBC)

Deadline for applications: 28 August 2017 The CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission is a partner of the “A blue biotechnology Master for a Blue Career” (BBMBC) Project, co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) of the European Union. As part of the BBMBC Project, the University of La Rochelle (France) is launching a new [...]

27 06, 2017

CPMR regions call for modernised Cohesion policy at heart of EU objectives

Europe’s peripheral and maritime regions have adopted a policy position calling for a modernised post-2020 Cohesion policy that will overcome regional disparities, boost jobs and growth, and be at the heart of the EU’s strategy for a reformed Europe. As the EU Cohesion Forum takes place in Brussels, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is [...]

26 06, 2017

Atlantic Arc ‘hub’ meetings agree initial plans for post 2020 agenda

A number of regions and representatives from the EU institutions attended the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) first ever hub meetings, where initial plans for the preparation of the post 2020 period were agreed. The AAC’S six Working groups and two Task Forces gathered on 19-20 June for a series of meetings dedicated to Accessibility/Attractiveness, [...]

9 06, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission to hold first “Hub Meetings”

The CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission’s (AAC) working groups are gathering for two days of meetings to prepare for the post-2020 period. Following agreement reached at the Atlantic Arc Commission General Assembly last March, all Atlantic Arc Commission working groups will gather jointly twice a year, within the Commission’s thematic hubs. The first ‘hubs meetings’ following [...]