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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 [...]

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 [...]

28 06, 2016

CPMR Geographical Commissions outline key objectives

The annual general meetings of the CPMR Geographical Commissions took place throughout the month of May and June, where Members discussed a range of issues and policies related to their Regions including Cohesion, Maritime, Accessibility, Migration and Climate Change. Islands Commission elects Governor George Hatzimarkos as President  “What realities and what opportunities for islands in [...]

23 06, 2016

Atlantic Arc Commission calls for budget to implement Atlantic Action Plan

Pictured (L-R) are Pauline Caumont, Executive Secretary of the Atlantic Arc Commission, Francisco José HUIDOBRO, Vice-president of the Réseau Transnational Atlantique - Atlantic Transnational Network, Ramón JÁUREGUI ATONDO, Member of the European Parliament, Iain SHEPHERD, Acting Head of Unit Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic, Directorate General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Marcella SMYTH, Chair [...]

6 06, 2016

Bruno Retailleau elected as President of Atlantic Arc Commission – Atlantic Arc Commission calls for Blue Growth investments

The EU must put more resources into supporting renewable energies and ‘blue growth’ industries that will boost growth and support climate goals, says the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission. Pictured (L-R) are Eleni Marianou, CPMR Secretary General, Uxue Barkos Berruezo, President of Gobierno de Navarra and Bruno Retailleau, President of the Pays de la Loire [...]

14 04, 2016

Interreg Atlantic Area 2014-2020 Programme to launch its first calls for proposals by end of April 2016

As announced on the new programme’s website, the first calls for proposals, covering the programme’s four priorities, are expected to be launched on 26 April 2016. The total budget earmarked for these first calls is €35 million. The selection process will be divided into two stages: the applicants will first have to submit Expressions of [...]

14 04, 2016

The AAC sends proposals for an “Atlantic” budget line In 2017-2018 EMFF Work Programme

On Wednesday 6 April 2016, the “Atlantic Strategy” working group of the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission gathered in Brussels. At the request of the five Atlantic Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Irland and the UK) and upon a proposal earlier made by the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission, the European Commission –DG Mare, will include a [...]

9 02, 2015

The Atlantic Stakeholder Platform

As part of the implementation of the Atlantic Action Plan, the European Commission invited stakeholders to share their practical knowledge and ideas at the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform conference, held in Porto (PT) on 20 January 2015. This meeting, organised in the presence of Lowri Evans, Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, launched a “stakeholder platform” [...]