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CPMR shares views on fisheries & aquaculture with Commission
The CPMR and its regions held a brainstorming session with the European Commission's DG MARE where they shared their experiences on the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
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North Sea Conference 2017
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Questionnaire: Shaping new generation of decentralised cooperation
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ENDR offers Regions online platform for discussion
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AAC opens General Assembly debates to young people
The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is taking the unique step of inviting young people with a keen interest in the maritime sector to its upcoming General Assembly. The meeting, on 1-3 March, is being hosted by Bruno Retailleau, President of the AAC and France’s Pays de la Loire Region.
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CPMR joins PLATFORMA Eastern Partnership discussion
The CPMR took part in PLATFORMA’s Eastern Neighbourhood Coordination Seminar, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The seminar, organised as part of the PLATFORMA Eastern Neighbourhood Programme, focused on public administration reforms and decentralisation.
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Mediterranean regions foster blue economy 

Regions from across the Mediterranean debated key issues such as the West Med maritime initiative, the Blue Economy and Migration at the Political Bureau of the CPMR's Intermediterranean Commission. A Final Political Declaration was also approved.

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COHESION
Marc Lemaître reacts to CPMR’s initial ideas on future of Cohesion policy
The CPMR held an exchange of views on Cohesion Policy post-2020 with Marc Lemaître, incoming Director General for Regional Policy. The Brussels event, attended by 33 CPMR regions, provided an opportunity to share reflections and concerns about the future policy.
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CPMR moves forward on proposals for future Cohesion Policy 
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'Future Financing of the EU’ debate continues
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maritime
Regional role “essential” on International Ocean Governance
The CPMR has called for island and maritime regions to be actively involved in the EU’s strategy for International Ocean Governance.  The point was raised at the latest meeting of the European Parliament’s Searica Intergroup.
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CPMR supports Maritime Spatial Planning in Atlantic
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Mediterranean territories improve sustainable maritime tourism
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CPMR joins high profile ‘TP Ocean’ Steering Committee
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Atlantic Arc involved in partnership to develop ‘Blue Biotechnologies’ Masters degree
The CPMR’s Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is a partner in an innovative project that will develop a Master’s degree exploring the potential benefits of Blue Biotechnologies for health, nutrition and aquaculture. 
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CPMR granted Observer Status in Commission’s MSP Expert Group
The CPMR has been granted observer status by the European Commission's Group of Member States' Experts on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP).  It will work alongside the Noord-Holland Region, which is guiding the CPMR's activities in this field.
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accessibility
Calling Regions: Urge your MEPs to sign written declaration on CEF
The CPMR is asking its Member Regions to urge their local MEPs to support a European Parliament declaration calling for the EU’s remaining Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding to be allocated to projects that improve accessibility for Europe’s peripheral regions and islands.
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CEF Transport Blending Call for 2017 now open
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CPMR responds to Commission transport questionnaire on CEF review
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Motorways of the Sea: CPMR contributes to review
The CPMR has published its findings and ideas for the review of the priorities and implementation of the EU’s Motorways of the Sea (MoS) concept. The technical note outlines how the MoS could be revised to improve accessibility for Europe’s peripheral regions and islands.
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CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY
CPMR involved in project to protect Mediterranean biodiversity
The CPMR is playing a lead role in the PANACeA project to improve the management of protected areas in the Mediterranean in order to enhance and protect nature in the region.
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Transport project plans to improve cycling routes in Cyprus
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Mediterranean Regions to implement 200 energy renovation projects
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Agenda
1-3 March 2017
General Assembly of CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission, Sables d’Olonne, Pays de la Loire (FR)
9 March 2017
General Assembly of the CPMR Islands Commission, Gozo (Malta)
10 March 2017
CPMR Political Bureau, Gozo (Malta) 
23 March 2017
NSC Seminar with British County Councils, Southend-on-Sea (UK)
24 March 2017
NSC Executive Committee meeting, Southend-on-Sea (UK)
6-7 April 2017
SAVE THE DATE: Launch of a Blue Growth Community in the Mediterranean, Rome (Italy)
25-26 April 2017
Baltic Sea Commission Executive Committee meeting, Brussels (BE)
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