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EU to launch proposal for controversial scrapping fund

There is still life in the EU's plan to charge carriers calling in European ports a tariff that will be used to secure responsible shipbreaking. The plan will soon be presented as concrete proposals, but carriers oppose the move and fear a bias.

Even though a few years have passed and the fact that there is now a completely new EU Parliament filled with completely different politicians than three years ago, the notion of a centralized fund to partially finance responsible scrapping of end-of-life vessels remains alive.

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