Meeting with the Municipality of Piraeus
Following the invitation of M. Vassilis Michaloliakos, Mayor of Piraeus, Commissioner Damanaki participated in a meeting together with Mr Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, Minister of Maritime Trade, Mr Anomeritis, President of the OLP and Mr Lyras, Representative of the Union of Greek Shipowners. The meeting took place in order to coordinate the preparation of the European Maritime Day 2015 which will be held in the city of Piraeus.
Commissioner Damanaki called local and political officials to work on the organisation of the event with a focus on growth for the future, the maritime tradition of the city of Piraeus and its current development potential. Commissioner also recommended the creation, after the EMD 2015, of a maritime cluster in Piraeus to foster Blue Growth