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The CPMR Newsletter October 2019 edition highlights the two main documents approved during the CPMR 2019 General Assembly in Palermo: a call on EU leaders, and a long-term Manifesto for the CPMR. A dedicated newsletter will cover the discussions held during the General Assembly. This issue covers Maritime, Cohesion, Transport and Climate topics, as well as Geographical Commissions & project events, including those held during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Read the Newsletter in English / French and subscribe for the special issue on the CPMR General Assembly in Palermo.
The June 2019 CPMR newsletter follows our Political Bureau in Donegal (Ireland), features our reactions to the future of Europe in the context of Brexit and highlights the importance of regional territories. Snapshots from CPMR coverage at the UK Parliament, celebration of long-lasting cooperation in the Atlantic and collaboration in the framework of EU projects are among the covered topics. This edition also includes updates on current maritime work, CPMR’s participation to high-level events all around Europe and our commitment to climate issues. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 15 March 2019
The latest edition of the CPMR Newsletter, which follows our Political Bureau in Brest, France, contains all the news from this meeting, including our call for European strategy for maritime industries, our support for a fund to alleviate Brexit’s impact on regions. our call for EU Cohesion Policy based on strong partnership principles, and the presentation of the Channel Alliance. There is also news about the creation of the Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance, the meeting of the Baltic Sea Future of Europe conference, and our letter urging the European Parliament & Council to support partnership principles in post-2020 Cohesion policy. Read the Newsletter in English / French
The November 2018 edition of the CPMR Newsletter, which follows our General Assembly in Madeira, contains all the news from this meeting, along with the Final Declaration agreed by our member regions, and interviews with political representatives from our regions. On Cohesion, there is important new analysis on post-2020 maritime cooperation and our reaction to the European Parliament’s call for a strong post-2020 EU budget. There is also news that maritime regions will be involved in an EU Platform on maritime investment, and information about our policy position outlining a long-term strategy for reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 20 July 2018
The latest edition of CPMR Newsletter features our call for the European Parliament & Member States to reinforce European Territorial Cooperation, our meeting with Marc Lemaître, DG of DG REGIO, to share our concerns on the European Commission’s post-2020 Cohesion policy proposals, the General Assemblies of our Geographical Commissions, and our responses to the Commission’s proposals to the EMFF and the CEF after 2020. There are also updates on our wide ranging project work. Read the Newsletter in English / French
The May 2018 edition of the CPMR Newsletter leads with an article on our reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for the post-2020 EU Budget. There is also an update on the major migration conference we organised with the Attika region, and articled on our call for European Territorial Cooperation to be included in the future Cohesion policy, and our concern regarding the proposed cuts to the budget for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Finally, the Newsletter includes updates on the work of our regions to improve EU aviation policy, and our actions to tackle climate change. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 26 February 2018
The Newsletter’s first edition in 2018 features our reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for post-2020 Cohesion policy, an update on our meeting with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, a look ahead at our upcoming Political Bureau, and the latest information on our actions regarding maritime affairs, accessibility and climate change. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 15 December 2017
This edition of the Newsletter features our meeting with President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to call for a stronger post 2020 Cohesion policy, as well our Brexit meeting in Cardiff where our member regions signed the important Cardiff Declaration, calling for continued cooperation between UK and European regions. There are also updates from our General Assembly, held in Helsinki, as well as information on our work on maritime affairs, accessibility and climate change and energy. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 06 October 2017
The October 2017 edition of the Newsletter leads with an article on what’s planned for the CPMR General Assembly on 18-20 October. There is also update on our involvement in a new EU Cohesion Alliance. From a maritime perspective, we highlight the visit of the President of our Fisheries Group to Hauts de France and Sicily, and our Accessibility update focuses on our involvement in a major EU conference to discuss the Connecting Europe Facility. Finally, on Climate Change there is an update on our Climate Task Force meeting to discuss the ‘Clean Energy Package’. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 16 June 2017
This edition of the CPMR Newsletter highlights the CPMR’s meeting with EU Regional Policy Commissioner, Corina Creţu. It also features a number of blog from our Member regions on our ‘Future of Europe’ Reflection, including the role of regions in relation to migration, funding mechanisms, the Single Market and territorial cohesion. There is also news about our key activities on issues related to maritime affairs, accessibility and climate change. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 19 April 2017
The April 2017 edition highlights the CPMR’s new ‘Reflection on the future of Europe’, including the aims of the initiative and the launch of our unique Forum for discussion. It also focuses on the CPMR’s response to Brexit. There are updates on the CPMR’s involvement in key discussions on the outermost regions, our reaction to the EU’s Valetta Declaration on maritime transport, and an update on our next steps on maritime investments. The Newsletter also features information about the launch of the CPMR’s new Climate Task Force, and highlights key upcoming events for our member regions across Europe. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 20 February 2017
The first edition of 2017 focuses on a range of CPMR activities, including its brainstorming session with Dg MARE on fisheries and aquaculture, and its discussion on the future of Cohesion Policy with Marc Lemaître, Director General for Regional Policy at Dg REGIO. It also features updates on a number of EU projects that include the CPMR, as well as information on the General Assembly meetings for CPMR’s Intermediterranean, Atlantic Arc and Islands Commissions. Read the Newsletter in English / French
CPMR Newsletter: 30 November 2016
This edition highlights the decisions made at the CPMR General Assembly 2016, which took place in the Azores (Portugal). The Newsletter contains updates on agreed positions from the meeting on Cohesion, Maritime Affairs, and Accessibility, as well as the CPMR discussions on the future of the EU. It also features an update on the CPMR’s presentation at the European Parliament on the vision for Cohesion policy after 2020, and updates from the work of the CPMR’s Geographical Commissions. Read the Newsletter in English / French