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European Integrated Maritime Policy

The European Union (EU) is the world’s largest maritime territory and marine resources make a significant contribution to each Member State’s economic prosperity and social well-being.

Many of the threats to Europe’s marine resources require cooperation and collective action to be tackled effectively. It is within this context that the Integrated European Maritime Policy, which aims to provide a coherent framework for joined-up governance of the marine environment, is being developed.

One of the key pillars is the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.


This video explains how the EU aims to integrate the governance of maritime activities.

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