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European Commission unveils maritime strategy for the Atlantic

EU News 231/2013

Brussels, 13 May 2013

The European Commission has today adopted an Action Plan to revitalise the marine and maritime economy in the Atlantic Ocean Area. The Action Plan follows from the Atlantic Strategy the Commission adopted in 2011 (see IP/11/1456). It aims to show how the EU's Atlantic Member States, their regions and the Commission can help create sustainable growth in coastal regions and drive forward the "blue economy", which has the potential to provide 7 million jobs in Europe by 2020. At the same time, the environmental and ecological stability of the Atlantic Ocean must be preserved.

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Maria Damanaki Date: 13/05/2013 Reference: P-023237/00-06 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013 URL