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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 [...]

30 01, 2018

CPMR & Atlantic Arc Commission regions meet Michel Barnier to set out proposals for post-Brexit cooperation

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and the Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) have presented positive proposals to Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the UK, to reduce Brexit’s disproportionate impact on Europe’s regions. At the initiative of the Atlantic Arc Commission, chaired by the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]