Cohesion

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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 [...]

15 11, 2017

Promising results for the Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career (BBMBC) project following the start of the Master’s degree

During their meeting on 16 October 2017 in Paris, the Advisory Body and the Consortium of the BBMBC project “Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career”, which the Atlantic Arc Commission is involved in, prepared an initial promising assessment of the “Applied Blue Biotechnology” Master's Degree programme and are already discussing preparations for the next [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]