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15 11, 2019

Atlantic Regions sign Porto Declaration, marking 30 Years of Atlantic Cooperation

On Thursday 14 November, the Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) held its General Assembly in Porto, Norte Region, Portugal. Atlantic regions voted and approved the Porto Political Declaration in which regions reaffirmed their commitment to working together and the importance of maintaining a cohesive Atlantic Area in the next programming period 2021-2027 and particularly after Brexit. [...]

19 06, 2019

Atlantic Arc member regions reaffirm their unity after 30 years of cooperation

Atlantic Arc regions gathered on 5 June 2019 at the Committee of the Regions to celebrate 30 years of cooperation within the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission and to prepare “A Vision for the Atlantic Arc”. Two Declarations on the future of the Atlantic Strategy and the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme were voted and agreed by [...]

12 03, 2019

MEPs approve agreement on TEN-T realignment: ensuring Ireland’s connectivity if no-deal Brexit occurs

The members of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee on 04 March unanimously supported a provisional agreement to ensure the continuity of infrastructure investments and connectivity between Ireland and other EU countries in the event of no-deal Brexit. The agreement had been reached by French MEP Karima Delli in trilogue. The CPMR expressed its views when [...]

10 02, 2018

Atlantic Arc Commission’s hub meetings prepare for post-2020 period

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) held its hub meetings for the second year running on 6-7 February, where Atlantic regions and representatives from the EU institutions discussed plans for the post 2020 period. The six working groups and two task forces of the AAC discussed Accessibility/Attractiveness, Maritime issues, the future of the Atlantic Strategy [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]