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.

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