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14 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:48 GMT+2

May 24, 2019

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French GICAN and German VSM speed up European politics for the strong navalmeccanica and coesa

The transalpine association has exhorted also to supervise on the Asian investments in the ports of the EU

In sight of the European elections of Sunday two French and German associations of the navalmeccanico and marine field have evidenced the importance of a shipbuilding European industry of the naval one and of European politics for this strong field and coesa in order to face the challenges of the competition to total level. French GICAN (Groupement DES Industries de Construction ET Activités Navales) has wished that the future policies of the European Union have a greater consideration of the naval and marine field and - second the transalpine association - the next EU commission will have to lead "an ambitious marine and industrial strategy to the height of the stake, to the aim to develop potential the economic one of the enterprises, to promote the previewed increment of the occupation and to consolidate the role of Europe in the total market".

According to the French association, up to now the EU commission "has developed an approach fragmented regarding the public policies in marine field. In spite of an European commissioner and a Head office dedicated - it has found the GICAN - the fragmentation of the marine competences it turns out harmful in the long term for a strategy". The association has asked therefore "a better coordination for the European marine public policies".

The French association has evidenced also the importance of a consolidation between the European companies of the navalmeccanico field to the aim to tackle to the competition, in particular of the ship yards of Far East. "In order to continue to count on the world-wide scene of the shipbuilding regarding the new Asian competitors - it has emphasized the GICAN - it is necessary a consolidation between the European companies. A first step - it has observed the association referring to the agreements for the participation of the Fincantieri to the capital of the STX France - already is made thanks to the projects for the rapprochement Franco-Italian in this field: this logic - second the GICAN - must now be extensive to Germany, to the Europe North and to Spain to the aim to preserve competitiveness and profit of the European offer, he is for markets national as for the export".

The GICAN has admonished also about the risks mails from the looked on to ones and realizes Asian investments in the European ports: "the protection of harbour infrastructures in front of the international competition and in particular to that Asian - it has explained the association - would have to contribute to safeguard European industrial independence. That premised - she has emphasized the GICAN - shipbuilding naval French will supervise on the last developments of the promotion of the Chinese interests in Europe, in logic of the strategy One Belt One Road".

Also navalmeccanica association German VSM (Verband für Schiffbau und Meerestechnik), in occasion of the eleventh edition of the promoted National Marine Conference from the federal Ministry of the Economy and the energy, than has shut itself yesterday to Friedrichshafen, has evidenced the importance of the role of the European community in confronts of the total markets: "the European only market and the commercial agreements of the EU, currently with 62 partner all over the world - it has specified the VSM - have supplied contributions of inestimable value".

The German association but has exhorted the next administration of the European Union to act more decidedly regarding distorsive measures of the competition that favor European companies and penalize those of the EU. The VSM has admonished that on the scene they are appearing concurrent more and more aggressive that actively is helped by the State and "that therefore practically they do not leave some opportunity the European suppliers". Specifying that regarding this the World Trade Organization practically does not have effective instruments of participation, the German navalmeccanica association it has observed that beyond 60 years ago in Europe us one has already realized that "a common market needs common rules" and from then - has emphasized the VSM - the European regolators of the competition they have introduced measures against the practical distorsive of the market at least in within EU. "Now - it has exhorted the association - it is time that Europe is coherent with the remainder of the world". "Germany - it has concluded the VSM - wants a marine industry hard and for having it is ready to work hard with its partner European".

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