- North Sea Commission Strategy – Contributing to the Europe 2020
Ole Christensen, Member of the European Parliament and Gunn Marit Helgesen, President of the CPMR North Sea Commission today launched the North Sea Strategy which is intended to contribute to the objectives of EUROPE 2020
This Strategy provides a framework for policy integration and for the coherent development of the North Sea Region (NSR). It sets out to promote performance in selected target areas and to tackle priorities for the sustainable development of the NSR. The Strategy aims to remove internal market bottlenecks and improve the business environment. It sets out priority actions in order to achieve Europe 2020 Strategy objectives; each of the identified priorities support several of the Europe 2020 Strategy Flagships.
“The main aim of the NSR 2020 is to provide arguments for and demonstrate the added value and benefits of having a strategy for the NSR by identifying challenges, opportunities and priority strategic areas, as well as suggesting concrete measures to be implemented.” Declared Gunn Marit Helgesen, President of the CPMR North Sea Commission”
Ole Christensen (S&D-DK) announced that this strategy will be submitted to the Danish Presidency and he called for an North Sea Intergroup within the EU Parliament.
From the CPMR, Eleni Marianou, Secretary General underlined that “this strategy should be based on regions” and she underlined that “The countries which surround the North Sea are all mature democracies, with well defined multi-level governance arrangements, with strong traditions of cooperation with their neighbours, which is not always the case for other EU macroregional strategies”.
Text and photo by Enrico Mayrhofer, CPMR
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:44