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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 wonderful follower carpet created by the island of Gozo to mark the CPMR Political Bureau The CPMR presented its proposal for the Reflection during its Political Bureau, held on the island [...]

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, [...]

12 02, 2017

Atlantic Arc Commission opens General Assembly debates to young people

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is taking the unique step of inviting young people with a keen interest in the maritime sector to its upcoming General Assembly. The AAC is holding its General Assembly and Political Bureau on 1-3 March in the beautiful city of Les Sables d’Olonne (Pays de la Loire, France), which [...]

18 01, 2017

Atlantic Arc involved in partnership to develop ‘Blue Biotechnologies’ Masters degree

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is a partner in an innovative project that will develop a Master’s degree exploring the potential benefits of Blue Biotechnologies for health, nutrition and aquaculture.   The Master’s degree, named ‘Applied Blue Biotechnology Master’s will be open to students with four years of higher education. Taking place at the University of [...]

7 12, 2016

CPMR urges EU to support investments in Atlantic’s peripheral regions

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions’ (CPMR) Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) has urged the European Commission to give its full attention to maritime investments aiming to increase growth and jobs in regions across the Atlantic sea basin. At a meeting today with Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), a CPMR [...]

18 11, 2016

Atlantic Arc Commission Working Groups aim to agree future objectives…

The Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) working groups will meet before the end of the year to implement the strategy defined by the new Presidency in June.  In his work programme for 2016-2018, Bruno Retailleau, the new President of the Atlantic Arc Commission and President of the Pays de la Loire Region, recalled the prominent role [...]