Support in the European Parliament to the Baltic Sea Region
Time: 2/3/2010 – 7/14/2014
As full member of the European Parliament Committee on Budgets, as Vice-chairman of the EP Committee on Fisheries, and as Vice-chairman of the EP Baltic Europe Intergroup, I hereby commit to do my utmost to further the development and well-being of the Baltic Sea and its surrounding region.
Through my work in the Committee on Budget, I am able to promote direct EU funding to the benefit of the Baltic Sea. Through my work in the Committee on Fisheries, I am able to promote a sound and sustainable management of maritime resources in the Baltic Sea. Through my work in the Baltic Europe Intergroup I am able to promote closer cooperation between the Baltic Sea states and the use of existing cooperation structures to the fullest.
1. To maintain significant, stable funding in the EU budget, without prejudice to funding from other sources, for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, and to ensure that the funds are used with maximum efficiency.
2. To promote a sound and stable management of maritime resources in the Baltic Sea through the revision of the Common Fisheries Policy, and to ensure that the particular circumstances in the Baltic Sea are not overlooked by a ”one-size-fits-all” -approach in the revision.
3. To promote a closer cooperation between the Baltic Sea states and the use of existing cooperation structures in the region.