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The Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Monday, February 23, 2015



The Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean celebrated its 10 years of life with a central event in the Committee of the Regions, in Brussels, on Thursday 26 February 2015. The event was hosted by the Secretary General of the Euroregion, Mireia Canals, the general director of institutional Relations and external action of the Balearic Islands, Cesar Pacheco, the director general of the foreign Government of Catalonia, Iban Rabasa, the President of the Midi-Pyrénées region, Martin Malvy, and Vice President of the Languedoc-Roussillon, Jean-Claude Gayssot.


The political representatives of the four territories reaffirmed their commitment to the Euroregion. M. Malvy stressed that the entity that was born 10 years ago with "the same goal : to stimulate innovation." Mr Gayssot underlined the need to carry out policies "for employment, especially among young people." Finally, Ms. Canals said that 10 years of design and construction had been "exciting" and the next 10 years should be "the ones to get closer to the Euroregion citizens."


The Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean

Founded in 2004, the Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean is a political cooperation project between Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees. Its main objective is to create a sustainable development cluster in the northwest Mediterranean based both on innovation and social and economic integration. In August 2009, the Euroregion has adopted the legal form of a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC), a new European instrument to achieve its goals, particularly cross-border, trans-national and inter-regional cooperation.