European Maritime Day to be celebrated annually

20th Dec 2007 The European Commission has proposed that a "European Maritime Day" be celebrated annually throughout the European Union on 20 May. This initiative is linked to the new Integrated Maritime Policy for the EU, proposed by the Commission in October [...] The aim of European Maritime Day will be to highlight the whole web of relationships that bind together all maritime and marine-related issues and activities in Europe, in line with the joined-up and cross-cutting approach of the new policy. The first European Maritime Day is planned for 20 May 2008.