The EU is the most important regional forum for Danish shipping. The Danish Maritime Authority is working strategically in the EU to procure the best conditions for Danish shipping.
The work concerns the daily consideration of new, specific proposals from the EU Commission, early representation of interests in connection with especially prioritised cases and, more generally, securing that the EU framework conditions for doing shipping business are up-to-date so that the European, and thus the Danish, competitiveness is strengthened globally.
Overall, Denmark prioritises EU keeping a global perspective on regulations, etc. and EU's ability to compete with other regions on good framework conditions in the maritime field.
The Danish Maritime Authority is Chairman of the Government's special committee on shipping policy, which is inter alia involved in connection with new EU proposals in the maritime field.
Furthermore, the Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority is Denmark's representative in the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), which was established in 2002. EMSA strives to secure a high, homogeneous and effective level of maritime safety and prevention of pollution by ships and oil and gas installations in the EU. The Agency offers, inter alia, technical, operational and scientific assistance to the EU Member States and the Commission and offers courses and workshops on maritime law in the EU.