The 2020 IMO campaign encourages everyone to treat seafarers with the respect and dignity they deserve so that they can continue to provide their vital services to keep world trade moving.
The fight against COVID-19 as China’s key success of recent months
From 22 to 28 May 2020, the annual session of the Chinese Parliament – the General People’s Congress – was held in Beijing, postponed due to the COVID-19 epidemic from the traditional March deadline.
EU-China summit via video conference, 22 June 2020
The coronavirus pandemic and a number of major bilateral and multilateral challenges show clearly the #EUChina partnership is crucial, be it in terms of trade, climate, technology, and the defence of multilateralism.
Deepening of the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway
The West Pomeranian Voivode Tomasz Hinc signed another building permit for the project “Modernisation of the Swinoujscie-Szczecin waterway to the depth of 12.5 m” for the Maritime Office in Szczecin.
Bulgarian “green corridors” for delivery of goods have been defined
The plan for defining “Green corridors” along the European road network was proposed by the Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications.
Romania’s wheat export ban triggers supply chain concerns in Asia/Middle East
The ban announced April 10, which aims to protect Romania’s domestic market amid a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, took effect immediately and will last at least until mid-May, according to media reports.
Gender equality in shipping and maritime law – Croatian correction of course ahead
Croatia has a very strong tradition both in shipping, as well as in maritime law education, where this highly specialized field of law is taught as a separate subject on all four legal faculties in the country.
Deputy Minister F.A. Maciej Lang attends a meeting of National Coordinators of 17+1 Format held in Beijing
The participants agreed to have the 17+1 Midterm Cooperation Agenda for 2020-2025 adopted during the meeting of 17+1 leaders in 2020.
Polish – Romanian intergovernmental consultations in Bucharest
The intergovermental consultations in Bucharest highlighted the activity at the regional cooperation formats, including the Three Seas Initiative, of which both countries are members and where they pursue their common strategic goals.