Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva visits EMSA
Brussels, 14 October 2010
Today Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, visited the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), with headquarters in Lisbon. The Commissioner underlined the importance of close co-operation between the European Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) and EMSA on preparedness and response to marine pollution. This cooperation was successfully demonstrated during the recent Deepwater Horizon incident, when both provided coordinated European assistance to the United States.