Legislation and Directives

Legislation and Directives (6)

Communication published in February 2014

Following the Commission's 2010 Communication announcing a strategy for sustainable coastaland maritime tourism, this Communication from 2014 proposes joint responses to the
multiple challenges, with a view to capitalise on Europe's strengths and enabling it to substantially contribute to the Europe 2020 objectives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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What does the directive do?

  • It enhances the availability and use of port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
  • It also sets out a regime of enforcement, including a system for inspections and for the exchange of information.
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Also known as EU Water Directive

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It sets out rules to halt deterioration in the status of EU water bodies and achieve ‘good status’ for Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwater by 2015.
  • Specifically, this includes: protecting all forms of water; restoring the ecosystems in and around these bodies of water; reducing pollution in water bodies; guaranteeing sustainable water usage by individuals and businesses.
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Also known as Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)

What is the aim of the directive?

  • It establishes a common approach and objectives for the prevention, protection and conservation of the marine environment against damaging human activities
  • It requires EU countries to develop strategies to achieve ‘good environmental status’ by 2020
  • It emphasises the need for EU countries to cooperate with their neighbours in the marine regions
  • It recognises the importance of spatial protection measures for the marine environment

 

 

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