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Commission drops port services directive

Following the negative vote in Parliament the Commission has withdrawn its proposal to open port services to more competition.
Competition 19-01-2006

Parliament rejects port services directive

The Parliament has resoundingly rejected the Commission's proposal to open port services to more competition, calling instead for a a directive on transparency and fair conditions of competition between ports.
Competition 16-01-2006

Dockers in protest over liberalisation of port services

Thousands of dock workers have gathered in Strasbourg at the weekend to march on 16 January against a draft EU directive to liberalise port services. MEPs are divided over whether to reject or modify the proposal.
Climate change 06-04-2004

MEPs criticise Spanish government over Prestige disaster

MEPs have criticised Spain for its handling of the 2002 Prestige oil tanker disaster and urged the creation of an EU coastguard to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Security 13-02-2004

Commission adopts new measures to protect ports from terrorist attacks

The Commission has presented a new proposal for a directive to improve security at ports in the EU.
Climate change 23-01-2004

MEPs oppose terrorism powers for European Maritime Safety Agency

The Parliament's Transport Committee has agreed to a task list for the EU's Maritime Safety Agency but was against giving it control over security issues.
Climate change 14-01-2004

MEPs want criminal sanctions for polluting ships

MEPs voted for illegal pollution by ships, in particular deliberate discharges at sea of waste and cargo residues (such as oil and chemicals), to be made a criminal offence.
Climate change 05-12-2003

International Maritime Organisation backs EU push for stricter rules on tankers

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed to adopt European Union proposals on speeding up the timetable for the withdrawal of single-hull oil tankers.
Climate change 14-11-2003

EU pushes for stricter international rules on tankers

Under pressure from the EU, the International Maritime Organisation will meet on 4-5 December to discuss changes to worldwide rules on tankers.
Climate change 07-11-2003

Prestige disaster may lead to criminal sanctions for polluting ships

On 4 November, the Parliament Transport committee gave its approval to criminal sanctions for ships that pollute the oceans.
Transport 13-10-2003

Transport Ministers want quick implementation of increased safety in ports and ships

During their Council meeting held on 9 October, Transport Ministers held a debate in first reading on maritime transport security.
Digital 10-07-2001

European Satellite Operators Association launched

European satellite operators launch association at plenary meeting of EU Satellite Action Plan