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18 09, 2019

Atlantic Regions voice their vision of a strong Atlantic Arc of Transport

On Tuesday 10 September, the Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) of the CPMR met with Prof. Carlo Secchi, Coordinator of the Atlantic Corridor, Ms Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, MEP and member of the Transport Committee at the European Parliament, and Arantxa Tapis, Basque Minister for Infrastructure and Economy, at the Port of Bilbao to discuss the revision [...]

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 [...]

11 03, 2019

Channel Alliance presented at CPMR Political Bureau

Following a series of preliminary meetings organised by the CPMR and Normandy region, with local and regional stakeholders from both sides of the Channel, the Channel Alliance was presented for the first time at the CPMR’s Political Bureau, held in Brest, France on 07 May. This formal presentation constituted a landmark step in the formal [...]

4 03, 2019

CleanAtlantic project develops online database on Marine Litter

The CleanAtlantic project, which involves the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission, is currently developing an online database to gather information on Marine Litter projects. This aim is for the database to be a source of information for decision makers at all levels. The CleanAtlantic project is a project led by CETMAR in Galicia which aims to [...]

27 02, 2019

Atlantic Arc Commission: a lever for regions to get involved in Atlantic Strategy review

The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission is actively involved in the review of the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan. The Atlantic Strategy Working Group met in December 2018 and February 2019 to contribute to the revision of the Atlantic Strategy Action Plan and further explore the possibility of an Atlantic Macro-region. Through the Atlantic Strategy Working Group, [...]

25 02, 2019

BBMBC presents Political Recommendations to EU institutions on Maritime Training

The Blue Biotechnology Master’s for a Blue Career (BBMBC) project, involving the CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission, ended in December 2018. During the final months of the project, partners developed a set of political recommendations to the EU institutions on maritime training. Developed by the Atlantic Arc Commission at the initiative of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, [...]

23 01, 2019

CPMR analysis: UK to lose €13bn regional funding post Brexit

New analysis from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) estimates that the United Kingdom would be entitled to approximately 13 billion euros of regional development funding for the 2021-2027 period should it stay in the European Union. The CPMR has published a projection of the share of funding from the EU Cohesion policy for [...]

15 11, 2018

BBMBC project holds final conference

After two years, the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) project, ‘Blue Biotechnology Master for a Blue Career’ (BBMBC), led by the University of La Rochelle, held its Final Conference in Bordeaux (Nouvelle Aquitaine) on 22 November. Developed within the Atlantic Arc Commission at the initiative of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region, the BBMBC project, financed by [...]

29 10, 2018

CleanAtlantic project highlights marine litter issue at ‘Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference’

The CleanAtlantic project, led by CETMAR and the CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission, held a workshop on Marine Litter at the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Vigo (Galicia, Spain) on 24 October. The Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference is the annual event of the Atlantic Strategy, created in 2011. It brings together a variety of stakeholders from [...]