Press releases

Press Releases


25 October 2016 -
25 October 2016
The conclusions from the First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic are now available online
18 October 2016 -
18 October 2016
Is the system regulating waste disposal for ships working fine or should it be updated? Is it ok for fishing vessels and small recreational boats to be exempt from certain rules on waste disposal in port?
18 October 2016 -
18 October 2016
Encouraged by the European Commission's strategy for growth and jobs in coastal and maritime tourism, the stakeholders representing cruise lines, ports and destinations of the Baltic are engaging to shape the future for cruise tourism in the Baltic sea basin. They are meeting today in the first Regional Dialogue for sustainable jobs and growth in the Baltic Sea basin.
17 October 2016 -
17 October 2016
Africa's seas and oceans can offer real prospects for youth employment, training, and sustainable livelihoods. But the sustainable development of Africa's "blue" ocean economy will depend on eradicating criminality at sea, ranging from piracy and illegal fishing to environmental violations. This was the message shared by Commissioner Karmenu Vella, representing the European Union at the African Union Maritime Security Summit in Lomé, Togo, last week.
7 October 2016 -
7 October 2016
European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and plan joint action. The EMD 2017 conference and exhibition will be held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole, UK. In preparation for EMD, an INFO DAY meeting for Maritime Stakeholders will take place in Brussels, on 25 October 2016, at 14:00.
6 October 2016 -
6 October 2016
The provisions of the European Border and Coast Guard package, adopted on 14 September, enter into force today. At the same time cooperation on coastguard functions between the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA) and the European Border and Coastguard Agency (FRONTEX) is already progressing well, thanks to a pilot project launched earlier this year.
29 September 2016 -
29 September 2016
Today we celebrate the World Maritime Day. With 50% of the EU population living in coastal regions, the maritime economy is of crucial importance for the EU economy as it represents 5.4 million jobs and generates more than €500 billion per year.
27 September 2016 -
27 September 2016
With global competition in tourism fiercer than ever, European coastal regions have to become creative to stay ahead of the game. As Europe joins in the celebrations on this year's World Tourism Day, the EU is therefore deepening its commitment to developing tourism in our coastal and maritime regions.
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