News / 18.4.13

CMC’s 7th General Assembly was held last week (13 April 2013) in Meran, South Tyrol. This annual event brings together CMC members and friends from all across Europe to review the activity of the foundation, discuss its road map and take the most important statutory decisions for the future of the organisation.

This year’s General Assembly confirmed the sustained growth of the CMC family with the incorporation of a new associated member: Le Peuple Breton, a bilingual Breton-French magazine founded in 1964, which is considered to be the dean of Breton media.

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Not only the CMC partnership expanded, but so did the CMC Scientific Board with the integration of Daniel Turp, Professor of Public Law at the University of Montréal and former member of the Parliament of Canada (Bloc Québécois, 1997-2000) and the Quebec National Assembly (Parti Québécois, 2003-2008). Mr Turp joins a group of experts whose task is to guarantee top academic standards for all CMC publications and activities.

Mr. Turp’s participation was not limited to the General Assembly. He was also the keynote speaker at a dinner-debate organised under the title “Self-determination and the right to decide in the 21st century”. Turp and the audience engaged in a rich and highly interactive conversation especially regarding upcoming independence referendums in Scotland and Catalonia and also the applicable international law in the event of the creation of a new state within the European Union.

The General Assembly was held in parallel with CMC sister organisations European Free Alliance (EFA) and EFA Youth (EFAy). It was a fruitful event in which the work of the foundation was made available to actors and stakeholders other than CMC members. An example of this was the presentation, by CMC president Xabier Macias, of the Activity Report within the EFA General Assembly, which counted with the presence of MEPs Jill Evans, François Alfonsi and Ana Miranda,  among dozens of other participants from political parties all across Europe and with a wide representation of Süd-Tiroler Freiheit members, including party leader Eva Klotz.

Other highlights of the event where the presentation of the most recent publications by CMC, An Alternative EU Economic Governance and The Future of Europe: An Integrated Youth Approach as well as the coverage on the net via the twitter hashtag #CMC13GA.

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