The integrated maritime policy seeks to provide a more coherent approach to maritime issues, with increased coordination between different policy areas. It focuses on:
Specifically it covers these cross-cutting policies:
It seeks to coordinate, not to replace policies on specific maritime sectors.
A marine and maritime agenda for growth and jobs was adopted on 8 October 2012 by European Ministers for maritime policy and the European Commission, represented by President Jose Manuel Barroso (speech) and Commissioner Maria Damanaki (speech), at a conference in Limassol organised by the Cypriot Presidency. Five years after the launch of the EU integrated maritime policy, the Member States and the Commission reaffirmed that a dynamic and coordinated approach to maritime affairs enhances the development of the EU's 'blue economy' while ensuring the health of seas and oceans.
The EU provides funding for the political priorities for the integrated maritime policy expressed by the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament under regulation 508/2014. The funding is implemented through:
In addition, maritime policy is implemented through
Integrated Maritime Policy in general
Integrated maritime policy at national and international level
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