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27 06, 2017

CPMR regions call for modernised Cohesion policy at heart of EU objectives

Europe’s peripheral and maritime regions have adopted a policy position calling for a modernised post-2020 Cohesion policy that will overcome regional disparities, boost jobs and growth, and be at the heart of the EU’s strategy for [...]

8 06, 2017

Participation of the CPMR at Public Hearing on entrepreneurship in European islands organised by INSULEUR

On 2 June, the CPMR's Secretary General, Eleni Marianou, and Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, Member of the Corsican Executive in charge of European Affairs and rapporteur to the Committee of the Regions on Entrepreneurship in the Islands, [...]

7 06, 2017

Corsica and Sardinia work together to safeguard Pelagos Sea Sanctuary

Gilles Simeoni, President of the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica and President of the Islands Commission, has called for an end to oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean. Pressure on the Italian government from President [...]

19 05, 2017

Signature of the political declaration on ‘Clean Energy for EU Islands’ initiative

The European Commission, together with 14 EU countries (Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden) have signed in Malta on 18th May 2017 a political declaration to [...]

13 04, 2017

CPMR stresses importance of Cohesion at ‘Forum of Outermost Regions’

The CPMR took a leading role at the Fourth Forum of the Outermost Regions, stressing the importance of Cohesion policy for economic growth across all of Europe’s territories. Brussels, Belgium 31 March 2017"The Outermost [...]

11 04, 2017

EESC opinion on Islands in the EU: from structural handicap to inclusive territory

INCLUSIVE ISLANDS: At the request of the Maltese Presidency of the EU, the EESC was invited to express its opinion with the aim of identifying permanent solutions for islands to address their structural difficulties. In [...]

11 04, 2017

CPMR welcomes ‘Aiacciu Declaration’ calling for increased support for islands

The CPMR has taken part in a seminar in Corsica looking at how EU policy can improve support for island, mountain and rural areas. Organised by the European Alliance Group of the Committee of the [...]