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Workshop on Maritime Challenges for the EU

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EU - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki will partake on 6 June in Athens in a workshop on "Maritime challenges for the EU", co-organised by the European Union Institute for Security Studies and ELIAMEP, the Hellenic foundation for European and Foreign Policy.

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Commissioner Damanaki will address the audience on maritime security. This issue is complex as threats at sea have become increasingly cross-sectorial and are thus not any more of relevance 'solely' for particular sectorial authorities but are relevant to many actors simultaneously, both at land and at sea. The challenges require a combination of different actions, civil and military, addressed in a co-ordinated manner.

On 6 March 2014, the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council "For an open and secure global maritime domain: elements for a European Union maritime security strategy". This joint communication presents a vision of the Union's maritime security interests and threats, and proposes the areas in which cooperation between various maritime players can be enhanced beyond what is already good practice today.

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