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Published the 18 December 2015

ESI highlights overcoming obstacles to cross-border cooperation in straits’ areas

Through its contribution to a European consultation, ESI put forwards specificities of maritime borders and, more particularly, straits.

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Published the 10 November 2015

Thematic commissions: go for 3 years!

The creation of 3 thematic commissions was decided during the political meeting on 8th October 2015 and the creation of a fourth commission was proposed, to answer the issue of migrations.

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Published the 10 November 2015

Maritime straits at the heart of Open Days 2015

Two local events linked with European straits have been labelled « local events » of Open Days 2015.

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Published the 28 October 2015

Joint statement of the members of the European Straits Initiative of 8th October 2015

The members of the European Straits Initiative gathered in Vlora adopted a joint statement on migrations.

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Published the 13 October 2015

New impulsion for the European Straits Initiative

The members of the European Straits Initiative gathered in Vlora (Albania) on 8th October 2015 for a political conference, on the invitation of the Regional Council of Vlora.

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Published the 17 July 2015

TEN-T Programme Set to Invest in the Strait of Dover

Due to be launched at the end of 2015 to meet the demands of increasing traffic in the region, the BRIDGE project will facilitate improved maritime links between the two shores of the Strait of Dover.

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Published the 16 July 2015

The Political Conference of the European Straits Initiative: Setting Sail for Albania

The next political conference of the European Straits Initiative will be held on 8th October 2015 on the Albanian shores of the Strait of Otranto, in the Region of Vlora.

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Published the 16 July 2015

Obstacles to Cross-border Cooperation: a Strait Highlighted

Difficulties encountered in implementing a maritime accident response policy in Dover Strait cited as an example in a study analysing the judicial obstacles to cross-border cooperation in Europe.

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Published the 19 May 2015

Strait of Messina: Gearing up for UNESCO designation

The mayors on both sides of the Strait of Messina have decided to begin the process of seeking UNESCO designation for the strait.

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Published the 19 May 2015

The ESI Calls for Safe, Sustainable, Competitive and United Maritime Transport

In response to the European consultation on maritime transport, the European Straits Initiative is making its voice heard on one of its core subjects

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Published the 19 May 2015

European Straits at the heart of cross-border maritime cooperation

A recent study has shown the proven benefits of cross-border maritime cooperation, confirming one of the ESI's core principles.

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Published the 11 March 2015

"Maritime Straits: dialogue between the banks": come and join the project!

This project seeks to explore the "invisible link between cultures" that maritime straits constitute. Come and join the project and make it a reality.

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Published the 11 March 2015

For a network of researchers specialised in Straits issues

The European Straits Initiative seeks to connect researchers with an interest in straits issues, particularly in the context of European projects. Come and join two projects to be submitted soon!

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Published the 11 March 2015

A tunnel to link Helsinki and Tallinn: why not?

The Helsinki–Tallinn fixed link is a growth vision for Finland and the Baltic region, the purpose of which is to reduce travel time, add mobility and create competitiveness in the area.

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Published the 4 March 2015

The Seascape character assessment for the Dover Strait

The full report of the Seascape character assessment study for the Dover Strait is now available in English and French on the NOSTRA project website.

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Published the 4 March 2015

Kvarken Strait Midway alignment in the spotlights

The Midway Alignment project – Strait of Kvarken – was invited to share their experience and present the results achieved so far in terms of sustainable shipping and reduction of emissions.

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