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Sub-Committee to hear from European Commission on Regional Marine Co-operation

16 October 2014

The Lords Sub-Committee investigating Regional Marine Co-operation will hear from the European Commission

In its latest investigation, the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Food and Fisheries is reviewing the general background to the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive, the success or otherwise of other co-operation initiatives such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the potential for future work.

Witnesses

On Wednesday 22 October 2014 the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Environment, Food and Fisheries will hear evidence from:

  • from 11.00am, Hiatze Siemers, Unit of Maritime Affairs for the North Sea and Baltic (DG MARE), European Commission

Possible Questions

  • What are the main features of the Integrated Maritime Policy?
  • What is the European Commission's vision for blue growth?
  • What is being done to improve coordination and coherence between EU policies affecting the marine environment?
  • What was the rationale for the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive?
  • What initiatives are there designed to promose co-operation in regional seas, including both sea basin strategies and macro-regional strategies?
  • Would the Commission support a call for a North Sea Strategy?

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