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  • 29/09/2016 - World Maritime Day: The EU is working for safer and prosper seas

    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.

  • 27/09/2016 - 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Commissioner Vella hands over awards for best Atlantic projects

    Commissioner Karmenu Vella participated today in the 3rd Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Dublin, following the successful editions in Porto and Brest last year. The Commissioner reaffirmed his commitment to strengthen cooperation in the Atlantic. He expressed his appreciation for the progress made by the maritime stakeholders in the region. He also chaired the first edition of the "Atlantic project awards", rewarding the five most innovative and successful projects.

  • 27/09/2016 - EU celebrates World Tourism Day with new funding for coastal tourism

    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.