Press releases

Press releases and News

Press releases and News

Press releases

29 October 2018

The European Union makes 23 new commitments at the 5th edition of Our Ocean conference, in Bali, Indonesia for better governance of the oceans.

29 October 2018

The world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy was launched at the Our Ocean conference today.

03 October 2018

Today, a landmark international agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic high seas was signed in Ilulissat, Greenland.

20 September 2018

Are you interested in, working at or caring about the cruise sector in the Atlantic, North Sea and Arctic? Then join to the Regional Cruise Dialogue on 25 September in Nantes!

18 September 2018

The European Commission has welcomed some 120 representatives from the Arctic, including the indigenous peoples, to discuss how our most northern region can be developed sustainably.

17 September 2018

The first round of negotiations on an international law to preserve and sustainably use marine biodiversity at the high seas has ended today in New York. The EU, a strong advocate of international ocean governance, was the original proponent of this treaty.

13 September 2018

The European Commission is organising a series of workshops on the future of the Atlantic maritime strategy, and in particular the revision of the Atlantic action plan. The workshops are set up in cooperation with the five Atlantic Member States: France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

31 August 2018

19 new sustainable blue projects have been pre-selected for funding by the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

28 August 2018

Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, is in the Faroe Islands for the 23rd North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers Conference (27-28 August).

01 August 2018

A new European Commission report shows that EU Member States have made considerable efforts to address pressures on the marine environment. Despite this, the measures are not yet sufficient to achieve good, healthy and productive seas by 2020.