Roger Jansson, Vice Chairman of the BSPC Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy, co-chaired a joint meeting with the maritime expert groups of CBSS and BSSSC in connection with the European Maritime Day in Gdansk on 19-20 May.
“The intention of this common event is, basically, to promote a more regular and structured dialogue between the different levels of political decision-making in the region. We should all strive to build a Baltic Maritime Community by developing and sharing maritime knowledge, exchanging information and experience on best-practice examples. Thus, we can hopefully promote common objectives for the best of our region” said Jansson.
“The meetings of the BSPC Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy so far have shown that maritime safety and climate protection constitute the principal maritime challenges of the Baltic Sea Region. The harmful effects of ship-generated emissions and the designation of the Baltic Sea as an Emission Control Area have been at the centre of discussions”, Mr Jansson mentioned. “A more regular dialogue between our organizations can strengthen the combined impact of our efforts to promote competitiveness and environmental sustainability”, he stated.