- The meeting will give a definite boost to the configuration of the Atlantic macroregion
The Secretary-General for European Union and External Affairs, Marion Elorza, will chair on behalf of the General Assembly, to be organized by the Atlantic Arc-CAA Commission in Cardiff (Wales) on 23 and 24 May. The assembly has a clearly symbolic character as it is the first time that this commission has met in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
The meeting will be attended by officials from the foreign action departments of the Atlantic Arc Commission member territories, and will be received by the Chief Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, who will be the host. Also attending the event will be President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, Member of the European Parliament and Representative of the Government of Quebec, Cess Lujan. There will also be representatives from various Atlantic research centers for some of the working sessions.
A decisive assembly for a CAA will be in Cardiff, given that the declaration to be put to vote establishes the configuration of the Atlantic macroregion, which coincides with the Spanish presidency of the EU in the second half of the year.
This commitment to the creation of an Atlantic macro-region was precisely analyzed at a meeting last March at the Ajuria Enea Palace by Lehendkari Inigo Urkullu, the current president of the CAA, and Welsh Chief Minister Mark Drakeford. With this project the governments of Euscady and Wales.