28 January 2015: EU Maritime Strategy
On 21 January 2009, the Commission adopted a Communication setting the strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2018. On 5-6 June 2014, the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council adopted conclusions on the Mid-Term Review of the EU’s Maritime Transport Policy until 2018 and Outlook to 2020 and invited the Commission to present a mid-term review of the EU's Maritime Transport Policy while taking into account the Athens Declaration adopted in May 2014. On 28 January 2015, the Commission commenced a public consultation on the EU’s Maritime Transport Strategy to feed into the mid-term review of the Strategy. The consultation closed on 22 April 2015. It will be interesting to see the impact of the consultation and review on EU shipping policy.