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Elfogadott vélemények on 13/07/2023
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Jul 12, 2023 Jul 13, 2023

EGSZB-vélemény: Access to water: tackling water poverty and its implications for social policy

Elfogadott vélemények on 22/02/2023
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Feb 22, 2023 Feb 23, 2023

EGSZB-vélemény: Integrated water management – revised lists of surface and groundwater pollutants

Elfogadott vélemények on 11/07/2018

The revision of Council Directive 98/83/EC on the quality of water intended for human consumption is also part of the plan to transition to a circular economy. The revised proposal will help Member States manage drinking water in a resource-efficient and sustainable manner, thereby helping to reduce energy use and unnecessary water loss. It will also help reduce the number of plastic bottles.

EGSZB-vélemény: Quality of water for human consumption (recast)

Elfogadott vélemények on 29/03/2017

The EESC believes that the current framework for international ocean governance is unable to ensure the sustainable management of oceans and their resources, and urgent action is imperative. However, the Commission and the High Representative still need to prioritise the threats currently faced by our oceans in order to adequately reflect the urgent need for action. One of the causes of ineffective international ocean governance is the existence of gaps in the current international ocean governance framework. The EESC recommends that the Commission and High Representative address these gaps and inconsistencies, but also that they increase compliance with existing rules, for example by improving the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The EU should refrain from proposing any new legislation when better or more coordinated implementation of existing rules and regulations would be more efficient.

EGSZB-vélemény: International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans (Communication)


International Ocean Governance

Factsheet EU Acting for our oceans

EU and International Ocean Governance

International Ocean Governance: EU's contribution

JOIN(2016)49 final: International Ocean Governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans

International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans: List of Actions

SWD(2016)352: International Ocean Governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans

Elfogadott vélemények on 16/03/2016

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposal to amend Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), as it fits in with general efforts to monitor the EU's external maritime borders much more effectively than in the past. However, it would once again stress that time is of the essence in implementing the proposed measures.

The Committee welcomes the proposal to expand the activities of EMSA; however, it has serious doubts as to whether EMSA has the human and financial resources to perform these additional activities properly.

EGSZB-vélemény: European Maritime Safety Agency