The European Committee of the Regions calls for a new Atlantic macro-region to better tackle Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has put forward a set of proposals to strengthen cooperation between EU Atlantic regions to better tackle the impact caused by Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU's assembly of cities and regions calls for the creation of an Atlantic macro-region that defines common strategies to boost blue economy priority sectors, including fisheries, commerce, tourism and transport. EU Atlantic regions are located in four Member States: France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The CoR proposals can be found in an opinion led by the Spanish region of Cantabria, to be adopted at this week's plenary session .

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