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24 May 2017

The European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will co-host, together with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, a high-level event on EU Arctic Policy on 15 and 16 June in Oulu, Finland. The conference will feature speakers from both EU and non-EU countries.

22 May 2017

Save the date: 12-13 October 2017 - Tallin, Estonia

17 May 2017

Europe’s maritime community will sail set for Poole, UK, on 18 & 19 May for the 10th edition of the European Maritime Day. The conference is the annual get together for maritime public authorities, NGOs, industries and marine scientists. This year’s theme is 'The Future of Our Seas'.

15 May 2017

On Sunday 14 May, hundreds of EU staff and their families gathered in Ostend, on the Belgian coast, for the first major beach clean-up organised by the European Commission to raise awareness about marine litter ahead of the international Our Ocean conference in October. EU embassies around the world will host similar events during 2017, while actions also took place yesterday in Tanzania, Mauritania, Slovenia, Spain, Poland and Italy.

11 May 2017

To raise awareness about the increasing challenges posed by marine litter, the European Commission is organising the first major beach clean-up by EU staff on 14 May. The initiative, with the support of the Surfrider Foundation Europe, will take place on the Belgian coast and is expected to involve hundreds of EU staff and their families. EU agencies and embassies around the world have been invited to host similar events.

11 May 2017

15 innovative new blue growth projects funded through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) will be present at European Maritime Day this year - all of which are winners of the blue career, blue labs and blue technology calls.

11 May 2017

Today and tomorrow, the second annual forum of the EU macro-regional Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) takes place in Ioannina, jointly organized by the European Commission and the Hellenic Republic.