In a Council meeting chaired by the Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn, on 7 June the EU ministers responsible for maritime affairs did discuss how to reduce the administrative burdens for European shipping companies through the so-called Blue Belt project. The Blue Belt project will make the clearance procedure easier for the vessels sailing between ports in the EU by reusing data from the surveillance already taking place in EU waters. Additionally, the ministers discussed the EU implementation of the international convention about seafarers’ working conditions.
Danish Minister of Business and Growth, Ole Sohn
On 8 June, the second day of the Council meeting, the main focus was how EU’s digital agenda and the Digital Single Market can contribute to strengthening growth and employment within the EU. Specifically, it was discussed how to improve European businesses’ access to public data.
Danish Minister for Business and Growth, Ole Sohn: