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European Parliament & Member States must reinforce indispensable INTERREG programmes
We are calling on the European Parliament and Member States to reinforce European Territorial Cooperation within Cohesion policy after 2020. This follows the European Commission’s  proposal to cut the ETC regulation by 12%.
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CPMR Channel Task Force backed by French Ambassador
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‘Save the Baltic Sea for Real’ event at Euro Parliament
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Balearic Islands conference: regional responses to refugee crisis
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Islands Commission shares political & strategic vision on future EU policies 
The CPMR Islands Commission held its General Assembly on 12-13 July 2018 in Bastia, Corsica, where regions discussed post-2020 Cohesion Policy, accessibility for islands, sustainable tourism and energy.
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Intermediterranean Commission elects President & agrees key political positions

Mediterranean regions gathered in Patras, Western Greece, on 28-29 June for the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission's General Assembly, with political messages approved on  the future of Territorial Cooperation and sustainable tourism.

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North Sea Commission cooperates with KIMO International to tackle marine litter 
The Business Meeting of the CPMR North Sea Commission has signed a cooperation agreement with North Sea environmental organisation, KIMO International, aimed at tackling issues such as marine litter.
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Balkan & Black Sea Commission represented by Tulcea at first
AI-NURECC event
Tulcea County Council represented the CPMR's Balkan and Black Sea Commission at the event ‘Cruise Sector in the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) Area', held on 27 June in Ancient Olympia, Greece.  
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Atlantic Arc Commission elects new President & agrees post-2020 goals
The CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission’s General Assembly was held in Cantabria, Spain on 14-15 June, where Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire Region, was elected as AAC President, and regions agreed key political goals. 
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COHESION
CPMR shares initial reaction to post-2020 Cohesion Policy proposal with Marc Lemaître 
CPMR member regions recently met with Marc Lemaître, Director General of DG REGIO, to share their concerns regarding the European Commission's  proposal for  post-2020 Cohesion policy.  
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Parliament & Council must restore essence of Cohesion policy
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Spotlight on Cohesion project - read the latest project newsletter
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maritime
EMFF: CPMR reacts to European Commission’s proposals
The CPMR has responded in detail to the European Commission’s proposals for the post-2020 EMFF, highlighting the need to increase shared management and to strengthen regions' role in the management of operational programs.
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CPMR adopts declaration on marine & plastic waste
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Regions discuss potential for development of floating wind energy
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Maritime industries & marine energies – a new European strategy?
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Tulcea represents BBSC at European Maritime Day in Burgas
The CPMR’s Balkan & Black Sea Commission took part in the European Maritime Day in June,  moderating the workshop ‘Between Green and Blue: Sustainability in Marine and Coastal Tourism’.
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Intermediterranean Commission supports key debates for Blue Growth Community
The Blue Growth Community, driven by the InnoBlueGrowth project, held its third capitalisation & community building event on the theme of Clusters, in Athens in June. The event was supported by the CPMR Intermediterranean Commission.
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accessibility
CEF proposal fails to deliver improved accessibility of regions
We are concerned that the European Commission’s proposal for the Connecting Europe Facility will be limited to around 2% of the EU budget, despite the need for infrastructure to improve the accessibility of peripheral and maritime regions.
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Success for the Vasco da Gama Summer School 2018!
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Job opportunity: CPMR Policy Officer on Transport and Accessibility/Climate
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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY
CPMR calls on EU leaders to step up climate action: ‘Coalition for Higher Ambition’
As part of its Climate Task Force work, the CPMR is part of the ‘Coalition for Higher Ambition’, which is calling on EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon Europe and limit climate impacts.
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Plan Bleu: Stronger cooperation needed to protect Med environment
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Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism community promotes tourism development
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Montenegro hosts international dialogue on biodiversity protection
During three days of open discussions and practical workshops, Mediterranean and Adriatic scientists, environmentalists and policy-makers looked at common challenges and innovative collaborative mechanisms to protect Mediterranean ecosystems and biodiversity.
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Agenda
04 September 2018
Meeting of the CPMR Transport Working Group, Brussels (BE)
17 September 2018
AI-NURECC workshop: First EUSAIR Summer School
25-26 September 2018
Baltic Sea Commission Executive Committee (venue tbc)
10 October 2018
Spotlight on Cohesion project forum, co-organised with EURACTIV, Brussels (BE)
11 October 2018
North Sea Commission Executive Committee, Brussels (BE)
17-19 October 2018
46th CPMR General Assembly, Madeira (PT)
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CPMR Newsletter - July 2018  
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