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Thursday, October 18, 2018

EUROPEAN UNION REACTION TO ERIKA, STATUS REPORT

The accident of the product tanker Erika off the coast of France more than a year ago has had a great impact on the political and maritime regulatory scene. With major European legislative developments well advanced and others in the pipeline, it is timely to review these and INTERTANKO’s Brussels consultant Ketil Djønne has produced an overview.

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It summarises the political events following the accident and outlines the measures suggested, with their status as of March 2001. It provides an introduction to the various European Union institutions, and the reaction to the Erika accident illustrates the procedures and political climate in today’s Europe.