As rapporteur the Minister of the Presidency, Interior, Justice and Foreign Action, our member Paula Fernández Viaña, will propose projects in European regions for the development of the blue economy of the Atlantic, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing renewable energy, combating marine pollution, transport ecological and creation of new jobs in this area.
The new strategy will unite the regions of Spain, France, Ireland and Portugal and will include European programs to promote the economic recovery in this maritime area.
It’s main objective is to propose projects in European regions for the development of the blue economy of the Atlantic, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing renewable energy, combating marine pollution, transport ecological and creation of new jobs in this area. During the first Atlantic action plan, 1,200 maritime projects were launched with almost 6,000 million euros of European investment from structural and investment funds. This shows the importance of defining in this opinion the demands and priorities of European regions and local authorities, argues Fernández Viaña.
Atlantic Action Plan
Regarding the Atlantic Action Plan, Fernández Viaña advanced that, with the support of the Cantabria Government Office in Brussels, she will create a working group made up of experts in different areas in order to present a report that reflects the interests of Cantabria and the rest of the Atlantic maritime regions .
Recovery plan and demographic challenge
Paula Fernández Viaña also defended that the funds of the European Recovery Plan pay special attention to rural areas and are allocated to projects that prevent their depopulation.
For the Government of Cantabria, which has made the fight for the demographic challenge one of its priorities in the current legislature, the funds from the European Recovery Plan offer an opportunity to alleviate the problems that the pandemic has exacerbated in rural areas.
🇪🇺🇵🇱 Elaboraremos el dictamen sobre el Plan de Acción para el Atlántico 2.0
🖥 En la reunión @EU_CoR de Recursos Naturales hemos debatido y aprobado 6 dictámenes: #despoblamiento, programa salud europeo, #ProteccionCivil, turismo sostenible, agroecología y alimentarios saludables https://t.co/1pVbi5oRCs
— Paula Fernández (PRC) (@PaulaFdezPRC) September 18, 2020
🤝 Reunión de la comisión NAT del CDR en la que he sido nombrada representante del Comité de las Regiones en este Grupo de Alto Nivel, que aborda los retos europeos pesqueros y marítimos de la estrategia atlántica.
🇵🇱 #Cantabria será la región europea que tendrá voz en Europa 🇪🇺 https://t.co/rVigHadkRq
— Paula Fernández (PRC) (@PaulaFdezPRC) June 18, 2020