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The liberalisation of EU port services [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Ivana Katsarova and Marketa Pape (6th edition) Serving as access points to Europe, the European Union’s approximately 1 200 seaports are crucial both for its transport sector and its competitiveness. They also have significant potential for creating jobs and attracting investors. The European Commission plans to redress the huge disparities in performance levels by modernising … Continue reading

La libéralisation des services portuaires européens: un état des lieux

Written by Ivana Katsarova En tant que points d’accès au continent européen, les quelque 1 200 ports maritimes jouent un rôle de premier plan à la fois pour le secteur européen des transports et pour la compétitivité de l’Union européenne (UE). Ils disposent, par ailleurs, d’un important potentiel en matière de création d’emplois et d’attrait pour les investisseurs. … Continue reading

China’s investment in ports: what is behind the “String of Pearls” theory?

What have the ports of Humbantota and Colombo in common? Separated by about 200 kilometres, these important ports of Sri Lanka are subject to deep restructuring works by Chinese companies. Investment exceeds $1 billion each. Both projects, scheduled for completion by mid-2013 and April 2014 respectively, are going to expand the ports and their rail … Continue reading

Africa Week: Library focus on African development

Our recent focus on China was just the first in a series. This week we put Africa in the centre of attention, to share with you our latest work on African development. But even when the spotlight is on Africa, it is hard to ignore China, a key player in recent years on the black … Continue reading

Liberalisation of EU port services: issues and consequences for dock workers

EU ports play an important role in facilitating the EU’s external trade and internal market exchanges and are a direct and indirect source of more than half a million jobs. The Commission has been trying for many years to develop a specific EU policy framework for ports. Twice in the past decade, Commission proposals for … Continue reading

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