The Atlantic cities have contributed to the Public Consultation on EU funds in the field of cohesion. In their response, which reinforces the position papers of previous years, the Atlantic cities reaffirm their vision of cohesion policy as a pillar of European construction, which groups together principles such as subsidiarity, proximity to citizens and territories, functioning of the single market, stability, convergence and socio-economic insertion.
They also indicate that it is time to be ambitious, since a restricted budget is a serious obstacle to growth and balance between territories. A balance that is not negotiable. Thus, a scenario that includes all regions is the only one possible.
At the same time, the Atlantic cities have also expressed themselves in Panorama Magazine, the magazine of the European Commission on regional policy. Next April 24 will be the occasion to defend these ideas and the common analyses made by the Cities for Cooperation network in the framework of the Dialogue on Structural Funds in Brussels.