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#CPMR concerned about damaging scenarios for post-2020 Cohesion Policy

#CPMR concerned about damaging scenarios for post-2020 Cohesion Policy

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) unequivocally opposes plans to reduce the ambition of Cohesion Policy for the post-2020 period, as alluded to in two internal European Commission documents seen by Agence Europe. In particular, the CPMR firmly opposes the creation of a EU umbrella fund for social investment after 2020 resulting in the […]

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#Oceana calls on EU to recover Atlantic fisheries in 2018

#Oceana calls on EU to recover Atlantic fisheries in 2018

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU catches from North-East Atlantic stocks could rise by 1.8 million tonnes a year, if we fished at sustainable levels and followed science, according to an Oceana study. On 7 November, the European Commission published its annual proposal on total allowable catches (TACs) in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018, which will be […]

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Commission proposes #fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2018

Commission proposes #fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2018

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahead of the December Fisheries Council, where member states will agree next year’s fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea, the Commission is presenting its proposal for sustainable fishing by the industry. Today (7 November) the Commission presents its proposal for fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018. The Commission […]

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#StateAid: Commission approves Belgian tax measures for #MaritimeTransport

#StateAid: Commission approves Belgian tax measures for #MaritimeTransport

| November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the prolongation until end 2022 of various Belgian support measures for maritime transport. The scheme encourages shipping companies to register their ships in Europe and so ensure higher social, environmental and safety standards. Belgium has also committed to a number of changes to its scheme […]

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#CPMR: Taking #Brexit into account and working with EU regions

#CPMR: Taking #Brexit into account and working with EU regions

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU Reporter was in attendance at the Conference for Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) general assembly, which took place from 18-20 October in Helsinki, writes James Drew. One of the event’s key speakers, the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford (pictured), delivered a rousing speech on what he believed was […]

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#CPMR says failure to recognize importance of regions will jeopardize Europe’s future

#CPMR says failure to recognize importance of regions will jeopardize Europe’s future

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) launches its reflection on the future of the European Union Budget focused on a vision of Europe with regions at its core. At its 45th General Assembly in Helsinki (18-21 October), over 200 representatives from peripheral and maritime regions adopted a policy position asking for a recognition of […]

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#Oceana: ‘The world’s oceans are in serious trouble’

#Oceana: ‘The world’s oceans are in serious trouble’

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The stark statistics speak for themselves. At current rates of consumption, plastic debris will most likely outnumber fish in the world’s oceans by 2050. More than 90% of fish stocks in the Mediterranean are over-exploited and the amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to […]

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