On 10 December 2016, the Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, adopted a Joint Communication on the EU's contribution towards safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed oceans. The Joint Communication sets out an agenda to improve the international ocean governance framework, reduce human pressures on oceans and create the conditions for a sustainable blue economy, and strengthen international ocean research and data.
The EU's role in promoting safety and security, global maritime growth, and global governance through bilateral, regional and multilateral partnerships is underpinned by the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy. The Joint Communication aims at linking internal and external security dimensions of good ocean governance.
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