Affarijiet marittimi

Press releases and News

Press releases and News

Press releases

08 February 2018

When you look out over the ocean what do you see? If the answer is new sources of food security, new medical breakthroughs, clean blue energy, then we want to hear from you.

07 February 2018

Like everywhere else, world digitalization, high-tech equipment and low-carbon solutions are affecting the workplace of the maritime world. Preparing the workforce for such trends is crucial to ensure a competitive European maritime sector. But what will be the profiles needed for the jobs of tomorrow? How can we make sure that people are strongly qualified for the many attractive and high quality jobs European seas have to offer?

02 February 2018

After more than a decade of stagnation, EU aquaculture is finally showing signs of recovery. With 4% growth in volume and 8% in value between 2014 and 2015, and profits exceeding 400 million euro, the sector is generating more value than ever before.

19 January 2018

A new report by the Arctic Stakeholder Forum, an initiative set up by the EU gathering public authorities and civil society, calls to strengthen EU investments in the world's northernmost region. Most pressing needs identified are digital infrastructure such as broadband coverage, as well as better transport connections.

18 January 2018

European tourists, and particularly sailors, boaters and water sports practitioners, are in for a treat. Soon they will be able to choose from a new series of attractive and unique formulas designed to let people discover the continent's tremendous maritime heritage, from marine archaeology to wind, from history to sport, and of course… food!

16 January 2018

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.

19 December 2017

In parallel with the EMD Conference in Burgas, Bulgaria (31 May – 1 June 2018), a series of local EMD events will be organised all over Europe for the public at large, so that the many European coastal regions and port cities can join in the celebrations and highlight the vital role of the seas and oceans for our life and for the economy.

13 December 2017

A new report published today highlights what the five EU funds have achieved since the beginning of the funding period, as the implementation of the 2014-2020 programmes has now reached full speed.

07 December 2017

Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, is participating in the first EU-China Blue Industry Cooperation Forum in Shenzhen City, China.

07 December 2017

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, welcomes the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of a resolution that sets modalities to negotiate a legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ), better known as the high seas.

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