Read Commissioner Damanaki's remarks during the World Ocean Summit in San Francisco. Commissioner participated in a panel discussion entitled "The Ocean as the New Economic Frontier".
Read Commissioner Damanaki's speech at the Greek EU Presidency Summit, co-organised by the Economist and the European Commission in Thessaloniki on February 17th. Commissioner Damanaki adressed the challenges of the "Sea of Europe: routing the map for economic growth", with a focus on Blue Growth and its opportunities in terms of prosperity for Europe and for Greece. Commissioner Kallas and Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Kourkoulas also participated in this event.
After attending the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Adriatic and Ionian Council, Commissioner Damanaki adressed on February 6th the Stakeholder Conference on the European Union's Strategy on the Adtiatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR). Co-hosted by the European Commission and the Greek Presidency, the 2-day conference brings to an end the official consultation and opens the way for the Commission to draft the EU's third macro-regional strategy by June. The strategy will involve 8 countries : Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Italy as well as non-EU members Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Read Commissioner Damanaki's speech below.