EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - One Year On
|Available languages :|
The degradation of the Baltic Sea, and a range of issues including vulnerable energy supplies and potentially hazardous shipping conditions, became so pressing that in December 2007 the Member States asked the European Commission to come up with a strategy to deal with the region’s imperatives. The Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional Policy steered the discussion process, which included intensive public consultation, and in October 2009 the European Council endorsed the strategy.
No one country can deliver these alone and so, for the first time, a strategy that covers a macro-region is up and running. But the work goes on beyond the EU: the Northern Dimension, a common policy of the EU, Russia, Norway and Iceland, provides the basis for external cooperation.
|More information :|