The future of Europe, the EU Budget and post-2020 EU policies impacting on regions were among the key issues discussed at the CPMR General Assembly, (Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions) held in Funchal port, Madeira, on 17-19 October, 2018.
Miguel Albuquerque, President of the Regional Government of Madeira, opened the 46th CPMR General Assembly by thanking the CPMR for its recognition of the issues faced by Europe’s peripheral, maritime and outermost regions. He stressed the need for “cooperation, solidarity & territorial cohesion, supporting economic growth in regions across Europe.”
In his opening speech, CPMR President, Vasco Cordeiro, who was re-elected as President for a further two years, explained the importance of “defending the interests of the peripheral and maritime regions of Europe that are faced with multifaceted challenges demanding the urgent attention of all current and future policy priorities for Europe” and “respecting subsidiarity and proportionality, as well as supporting multi-level governance and the role of regions in building a positive vision for Europe’s future.”
President Cordeiro added: “This is not business as usual any longer. Europe is at a crossroads and its peripheral maritime regions are the first to feel the uncertainty of climate change, migratory flows, security and border control”.
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