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Shipowners fear that scrapping may be financed by new fund

The Danish Shipowners EU agenda for 2013 will focus on 6 aspects. One of the more controversial aspects is the proposal from the European Parliament about a new fund to finance a more responsible dismantling of ships.

2013 looks to be a hectic year when looking at the EU shipping agenda. First and foremost, this is caused by the 2014 elections to the European Parliament meaning that a part of the political system in Brussels will be more or less on stand-by from the middle of 2013. That is how the Danish Shipowners’ Association’s representative in Brussels, Simon Bergulf, describes the situation for 2013.

“The first six months will be intense with a lot of topics which will have to be dealt with. We fear that many of the topics will be dealt with too hastily because of the elections in 2014”, Simon Bergulf says.

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