International Ocean Governance
The Intergroup, its Members and the CPMR have been honoured to organise this successful discussion with Commissioner Vella and all the participating experts.
The Intergroup had the pleasure to welcome you to its first 2017 Event which focussed on International Ocean Governance with Commissioner Vella.
At this event, Commissioner Vella presenedt the joint communication on international ocean governance adopted last November. His presentation was followed by a statement made by the rapporteur on the future initiative report on ocean governance, Mr Jose Inácio FARIA, MEP, Member of the Intergroup.
This event was also attended by other Mrs Gesine Meissner, Mrs Ulrike Rodust, Mrs Sofia Ribeiro, Mr Tonino Picula, Mr Ricardo Serrão Santos, Mr Marco Affronte, Mr Gabriel Mato, Mr Tiemo Wölken and Mr rancisco José Millan Mon and Mr Carlos Zorrinho, who will be involved in the parliamentary work. It was also the opportunity for the participating experts to have an exchange of views on the ocean governance communication with the MEPs and the Commissioner.
What is an Intergroup?
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.