CoR Consultation on the Atlantic Strategy

The Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on the European Commission communication for “Developing a Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Ocean Area” (COM(2011) 782 final). The Rapporteur on the opinion, Mr. Paul O’DONOGHUE (IE/ALDE), Member of the NAT Commission of the CoR and Member of the Kerry County Council and South West Regional Authority and his expert Mr. Robert COLLINS met the different stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on his opinion last May 2nd.
The discussion paper can be read HERE.
So as to present the views on the Atlantic Strategy and its development, CAAC described the different ideas contained on the position papers written by the Atlantic Arc Cities, insisting on the significant role cities have to play, the necessity of more coherence between the Cohesion Policy and the Atlantic Strategy and proposing the macro-regional approach as an overarching tool that would enhance efficiency and the territorial dimension.

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