Parliament gives green light for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
The European Parliament has approved the creation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) on April 16, 2014. With a budget of €6.5 billion for 2014-2020, the fund will finance projects to provide financial support to fishermen, fish farmers and coastal communities and projects to boost Blue Growth and jobs in European maritime economy.
Commission welcomes Parliament's adoption of Maritime Spatial Planning legislation
The European Parliament has endorsed a Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning which should help Member States develop plans to better coordinate the various activities that take place at sea, ensuring they are as efficient and sustainable as possible.
European Maritime Day, 19 and 20 May 2014
Want to hear from decision makers and network with the key players in Europe's maritime community? Register for the European Maritime Day Conference, which this year focuses on the importance of innovation as a driver for blue growth, to be held on May 19-20 in Bremen, Germany. If you can't make it along to Bremen, check out the list of EMD events being held around Europe.