An Integrated Maritime Policy is a key factor in the recovery of the European economy after the pandemic. This is what the Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Neli Andreeva stated at the framework of a Ministerial Conference on a Blue Agenda in the Green Deal. The event took place today in Lisbon, Portugal, on the occasion of June 8 – World Oceans Day.
Bulgaria supports the European Union's new approach to a sustainable blue economy, which will play a key role in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal", Deputy Minister Andreeva said. She added that important steps towards achieving the set goals were to increase short sea shipping, as an alternative to more polluting modes of transport, and to renew the Union's navy in order to improve its energy efficiency and support decarbonisation. According to her, another important issue was the development of highly advanced production and technological capabilities at the European Union level and the implementation of intelligent solutions, automation and digitalization.
Deputy Minister Andreeva pointed out that the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea is an important stage in a long diplomatic process. "This is a key pillar for the development of the blue economy in the Black Sea, as it illustrates the readiness of the respective countries to cooperate in the region", she added.