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01. January 2020

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Danish Shipping welcomes new EU Presidency

Today, Croatia takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU. The new presidency is warmly welcomed by Danish Shipping.

Today, Croatia takes over the presidency of the Council of the EU from Finland, which has held it for the last 6 months. Danish Shipping looks forward to cooperating with the new presidency.

“As Denmark, Croatia is a country with a long maritime tradition and a large coastline. Therefore, they know the importance of the shipping sector which I trust they will keep in mind during their presidency,” says Jens Valdemar Krenchel, Head of the EU Representation of Danish Shipping.

 

A strong Europe in a world of challenges

Under Croatia’s motto ‘A strong Europe in a world of challenges’, the new presidency will focus on four key priorities: A Europe that develops, connects and protects as well as an influential Europe which seeks to give the EU a stronger voice externally.

Especially the last priority, is warmly welcomed by Danish Shipping.

“As Croatia’s motto indicates we live in a world of challenges. Most challenges are global and can only be solved on a global level. Therefore, we need an influential Europe to take the lead on the international stage and get all countries on board in solving these challenges that all countries – not only the European - face”, says Jens Valdemar Krenchel and continues:

“This is especially important in solving the global climate challenges.”