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Press releases and News

Press releases and News

Press releases

04 October 2017

The ninth plenary session of the European Coast Guard Function Forum (ECGFF) took place on 28-29 September at the European Maritime Security Agency (EMSA) headquarters in Lisbon.

22 September 2017

The European Commission is delighted to announce that all 50 SEA LIFE aquariums and their charity partner SEA LIFE Trust have joined our "World Aquariums Against Marine litter", bringing the total number to 150.

19 September 2017

The next stop of the European Maritime Day cruise is on 31st of May and 1st of June 2018 in Burgas, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. To present next year's EMD headline themes and involve stakeholders in shaping this upcoming event, we are pleased to invite you to the EMD Info Day on 9 October 2017 at the Bulgarian Permanent Representation in Brussels, Square Marie-Louise 49. Participants will be able to join our interactive round table discussions and provide direct input and suggestions for the organisation of next year’s event.

15 September 2017

Developing the blue economy in the Black Sea was the theme of a high-level conference held on 15 September in Batumi (Georgia). Under the title "Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation", this 4th annual stakeholder event was co-organised by the European Commission, the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and the Georgian Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection.

11 September 2017

Is EU action still necessary to stimulate Blue Growth in the Atlantic Ocean? The European Commission invites stakeholders to provide their input to this and other questions to support its mid-term review of the Atlantic action plan.

12 July 2017

Monaco's iconic Oceanographic Museum will be the suitable stage, when on 27 July, the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella launches the global campaign "World Aquariums Against Marine Litter" together with HSH Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and in the presence of the Executive Director of UN Environment Programme, Mr Erik Solheim, and the CEO of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Mr Doug Cress.

06 July 2017

The European Commission and the Georgian Ministries of Economy and Sustainable Development and of Environment and Natural Resources Protection will host the “4th Black Sea Stakeholder Conference” in Batumi, Georgia on 15 September 2017.

05 July 2017

A new report on EU support to small-scale coastal fisheries by Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) has just been published.

26 June 2017

The Council Conclusions on Blue Growth recognise the importance of Europe's marine and maritime sectors for jobs and growth.

26 June 2017

The Council of the European Union has announced the European Maritime Day (EMD) host cities for the period 2020-2024:

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