European Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Macroregion
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Adriatic Ionian Region- CC


The European Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Macroregion - which was one of the priorities of the Italian Presidency programme – aimed at increasing cooperation between the various sectors related to the blue economy, the environmental protection and the completion of the interconnection, was adopted.
In September, the General Affairs Council adopted the conclusions relating to the European strategy for the Adriatic Ionian region, thus paving the way to the European Council’s endorsement of the strategy for the “Macroregion” in October. This strategy provides new tools to increase cooperation in various areas, such as the blue economy, the protection of the marine environment and the completion of transport and energy interconnection, as well as to increase sustainable tourism at regional level. The aim is to properly build a bridge between the two Adriatic shores, between the Union and the Balkans, with the involvement of all regional actors.

Last update: 05 January 2015