EU Strategy for Outermost regions : one year on

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10/12/2018

On 22-23 November 2018, Commissioner Corina Creţu attended the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions in the Canary Islands. On this occasion the Commissioner presented various new initiatives on the implementation of the EU strategy for the Outermost regions, one year after its adoption.  This includes the Outermost Regions' specificities being enshrined in twenty-one proposals for post-2020 European programmes;   new rules on state aid to help fishermen in the outermost regions to buy new vessels;  new opportunities for research and innovation through a new project under Horizon 2020, called 'FORWARD' ; the implementation of  tailor-made solutions  through task forces to support the energy transition in Reunion Island or the waste management in Canary Islands. 

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