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Statement by European maritime sector on Brexit negotiations

The members of the European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC) have unanimously agreed, during the annual meeting held in Malta, to release the following statement on the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union; “The...

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State aid: Commission approves extension of Danish tonnage tax scheme to new types of vessels

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the extension of the existing Danish tonnage tax scheme to additional types of vessels. This will encourage ship registration in Europe and contribute to the global competitiveness of...

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Antitrust: Commission invites comments on future regime for liner shipping consortia

The European Commission is inviting comments on the legal framework exempting liner shipping consortia from EU antitrust rules that prohibit anticompetitive agreements between companies, known as the "Consortia Block Exemption Regulation". ...

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State aid: Commission approves French support for tidal energy demonstration plant Raz Blanchard

The European Commission has found a French project promoting electricity generation from tidal energy to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will contribute further the EU's energy and climate goals without unduly distorting competit...

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Maritime transport: Commission refers Ireland to the Court for failing to correctly implement safety legislation

The European Commission decided today to refer Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to correctly implement EU law establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in maritime transport (Directive...

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