Karoliina Rasi

Brexit

Clarity in Brexit Phase 2 Negotiations is Crucial

By Karoliina Rasi 2018-01-09 19:10:14

At the European Council meeting on December 15, 2017, European leaders approved Brexit negotiations to move to “Phase 2”, namely to discuss the future trade and economic cooperation and other relationship issues such as security, defense and foreign policy between the E.U. and U.K. It was a long awaited and welcomed move for the European shipowners as well as other industry sectors. Now, clarity on the framework for the future after Brexit is eagerly expected.  After Brexit, it is important...

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ship recycling

How to Ensure Sustainable Ship Recycling Globally

By Karoliina Rasi 2017-08-25 19:27:06

As required under the European Regulation on ship recycling, the European Commission recently published a report on the feasibility of a financial instrument that would facilitate safe and sound ship recycling. Questions were raised on a number of issues, including the compatibility of such a financial instrument with E.U. and international law, and the conclusion was that further analysis is needed.  This is how international shipowners see the situation as well. The E.U. may not have competence to administer...

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