Baltic "should lead EU drive for cleaner seas"

Nordic ministers call for Baltic sea to be pilot project under new EU marine environment strategy

An informal meeting of Nordic environment ministers has called for the Baltic sea to be made a "pilot project" under the newly drafted EU marine environment strategy (EED 24/10/05).

Swedish environment minister Lena Sommestad, who chaired the meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday, said the strategy was potentially "an effective and powerful instrument" through which the Baltic might become "a test area where ambitious measures show the rest of the EU the way forward with an aggressive environmental policy".

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