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28 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:13 GMT+2

May 21, 2019

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The German shipowners emphasize the importance of the European elections for a necessary strengthening of the EU

Nagel: there is need of an Europe hard in order to guarantee the competitiveness of the EU and the shipping of the Union

The association of the German shipowners has evidenced the importance of the European electoral consultations of next Sunday for a strengthening of the EU, throws again of the European Union that - it has emphasized the managing director of the Verband Deutscher Reeder (VDR), Ralf Nagel - is necessary as the marine transport and in particular the German enterprises that operates to international level needs an Europe hard to the aim to guarantee the competitiveness of the EU and, therefore, of the shipping of the Union in confronts of the concurrent markets of the world".

The association has remembered that also more than 200 thousand marine, between which about 8 thousand German, they will be able to express own ballot to the European elections. "As the others - it has found Nagel - the marine ones are city assets of the respective Countries. The only difference is that they need to a little better plan their ballot regarding the people who can simply add a cross near the electoral seat more neighbor. That's why the majority the marine ones opt for a ballot for letter. After all often they in the day of the elections do not find themselves at home, but from some part in open sea".

Nagel has been said "sure that, in particular, many marine ones will vote to these elections, because - it has evidenced the president of the German shipowners - they are the European elections more important longtime". "Our development and our job - it has explained - depend in wide part from an Europe that is able to undertake concerted actions and are open to the world. We do not have - it has emphasized Nagel - to be rash and to place this to risk in any way".

Nagel has observed that only an Europe that is able to act on an international scale can supply a controproposta geopolitical regarding the current protezionistiche thrusts and therefore to prevent the commercial conflicts that limit the freedom of the marine routes and, therefore, the free commercial exchanges or - it has specified - at least to exercise for a how much possible positive infuence regarding such tendencies. "In particular, however - it has specified the president of the VDR - Europe is important for the shipping to the aim to tackle effectively more to international level to the great challenges of the next decade, as the climatic change and the migrations".


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