Swedes urge radical moves on Baltic

A Swedish government commission appointed last year to study measures for improving the marine environment (EED 12/06/02) has called for a regional initiative to "break away from current structures" governing management of the Baltic sea. The seas have in effect been "cursed" by "slovenly" policy-making and enforcement that would never be tolerated on land, chairman Hans Jonsson of the marine environment commission said in a statement. "Cutting loose the Baltic" would set a "unique example of collaborative action based on an ecosystem approach", he added. See press release.

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