Over the course of the next few months, the content of this site will expand rapidly.
Among the topics we aim to cover, are the governance structures of EU maritime law, inland waterway transport, rules applying to seafarers, trade regulations, security issues, port regulations and competion law.
EU Coast Guard
Migration pressures and the flow of refugees, especially across the Mediterranean Sea, have compelled the EU to equip itself with a coast guard that will become operational early 2017.
Regulation (EU) 2016/1624 of 14 September 2016 on the European Border and Coast Guard
Cooperation is enhanced between the EU’s three competent agencies: the European Fisheries Control Agency, the European Maritime Safety Agency and Frontex.
FRONTEX – European Border and Coast Guard Agency
Statements of EU Institutions
6.10.2016: European Commission press release
Securing Europe’s external borders: Launch of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency
15.12.2015: Commission Communication
A European Border and Coast Guard and effective management of Europe’s external borders (COM(2015) 673)
Written Questions by Members of the European Parliament (rule 130)
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