Press conference by Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC, on the maritime strategy for the Atlantic
Maria Damanaki, Member of the EC in charge of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, presented
the Action Plan adopted by the EC, which aims to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area. The Action Plan follows from the Atlantic Strategy the Commission adopted in 2011. It aims to show how the EU's Atlantic Member States, their regions and the Commission can help create sustainable growth in coastal regions and drive forward the "blue economy", which has the potential to provide 7 million jobs in Europe by 2020. At the same time, the environmental and ecological stability of the Atlantic Ocean must be preserved.
Maria Damanaki, at the podium Reference:P-023237 Date:13/05/2013