At the third meeting of the EU-China Connectivity Platform, held in the margins of the Summit and chaired for the EU by Commissioner Violeta Bulc, the two parties reaffirmed their commitment to transport connectivity on the basis of respective policy priorities, sustainability, market rules and international coordination.
Agenda items include preparation of IMO/MEPC 73 and the draft Union submission concerning marine litter from sea-based sources: input to the IMO Action Plan on marine plastic litter from ships. There will also be examination of the impact assessment and article by article examination on establishing a European Maritime Single Window environment.
The European Commission has found Croatian plans to grant HRK 250 million (€34 million) to ensure regular ferry connections on five routes between Croatian islands and the mainland to be in line with EU State aid rules.
The public funding will contribute to the connectivity and development of the islands without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.
A summary of the presentation of the priorities is now available.