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Published the 5 December 2018

Kvarken Council soon to become an EGTC

On 21 May 2018, the Kvarken Council annual general meeting has taken an historical decision: transforming the Council from a registered association to an EGTC.

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Published the 6 July 2018

Cross-border cooperation on straits must be saved

The draft regulations published on 29 May confirm the misgivings of straits’ territories: maritime cross-border cooperation is the “poor relation” of the European Commission’s proposals.

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Published the 18 May 2018

Position paper on post-2020 cross-border cooperation

After the proposals for the new Multiannual Financial Framework, the European straits express their strong concerns regarding the future of cross-border cooperation on maritime borders.

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Published the 26 March 2018

Inputs from straits’ areas shared with Interact "Knowledge of the seas" network

PASSAGE project partners were able to share their thoughts on what really matters when it comes to cooperate across maritime borders.

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Published the 26 March 2018

Dover Strait - Pas-de-Calais County Council receives a label for its expertise

The French ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs acknowledges the expertise of Pas-de-Calais in “cross-border cooperation on maritime borders”.

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Published the 26 March 2018

Maritime border regions and straits’ areas at the heart of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017

Several ESI partners have highlighted and discussed the specific challenges of maritime border regions and, more specifically, straits’ areas.

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Published the 26 March 2018

European straits regret that maritime borders have been forgotten in the call for pilot actions "B-Solutions"

The European Commission launches a call for pilot actions “B-solutions” in border regions. Unfortunately, maritime borders are not eligible.

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Published the 26 March 2018

PASSAGE project - European straits take action to reduce carbon emissions

From April 2018, go for the implementation of the cross-border action plans designed by the partners to reduce carbon emissions in their straits.

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Published the 7 July 2017

Cross-border cooperation at the heart of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017

In the framework of PASSAGE project, a workshop on cross-border cooperation on maritime borders is organised on 10 October 2017 in Brussels.

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Published the 27 February 2017

Database on border regions highlights specific challenges of maritime borders

The study and database published by the European Commission enable to study the key features of European straits’ maritime borders.

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Published the 21 October 2016

Strait of Kvarken - A region’s flagship project wins international award

The project Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor has won the international "Sail of Papenburg" Award 2016.

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Published the 21 October 2016

Strait of Kvarken - "Cross Border World Heritage" Menu

During the autumn of 2016, it was possible to experience unique tastes from the High Coast-Kvarken Archipelago UNESCO World Heritage Site onboard the ferry crossing the strait.

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Published the 13 July 2016

BIG up for European straits!

The BIG (Borders In Globalization) policy forum in Paris on 7 July was an opportunity to highlight the innovative approaches developed in European straits.

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Published the 13 July 2016

Fehmarn Belt cross-border cooperation highlighted at global research conference “Border Regions in Transition”

The 15th conference on Border Regions in Transition (BRIT) took place from 17 to 20 May 2016 in Hamburg (Germany) and Sönderborg (Denmark). A good opportunity to present the Fehmarnbelt Committee!

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Published the 26 February 2016

Gulf of Finland - Estonia and Finland cooperation memorandum gives new impulse to twin-region

On 5 January 2016, Finnish and Estonian authorities signed a Memorandum of Finnish-Estonian Transport Link Initiative

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