Raad neemt conclusies aan over betrokkenheid EU bij samenwerking rond de Zwarte Zee - Parlementaire monitor

Parlementaire monitor
Donderdag 27 februari 2020
Met dank overgenomen van Raad van de Europese Unie (Raad)i, gepubliceerd op maandag 17 juni 2019.

On 17 June 2019 the Council adopted conclusions on the EUs engagement to the Black Sea regional cooperation.

The Council reaffirms its long-standing commitment to fostering prosperity, stability, and resilience in the Black Sea area. It emphasises the increasing strategic importance of the Black Sea area for the EU, and calls for enhanced EU involvement in the regional cooperation, with the Black Sea Synergy initiative at its basis. In particular, it highlights the importance of harnessing the new opportunities for economic development, resilience and connectivity in the region and beyond.

The Council remains concerned about the security challenges in the Black Sea area. In this context, it reiterates that respect for international law, including the principles of independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, including freedom of navigation, as well as EU policy decisions and its non-recognition policy on the illegal annexation of Crimea, are fundamental to the EU's approach to regional cooperation in the Black Sea area.

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