The Council of Ministers adopts the Port Regulation
On 23 January, the Council of Ministers adopted the Port Regulation, which concludes the procedure at first reading. The European Parliament voted on 14 December 2016. The legal act will be signed by both institutions in mid-February and published in the EU Official Journal a few weeks later. It will enter into force 20 days after its publication. The principles set out in the Regulation will apply 2 years after the entry into force. This means that by March 2019 these rules will have to be applied in all TEN-T ports of the European Union.
Read the Council Press Release: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/press-releases-pdf/2017/1/47244653719_en.pdf
Read the ESPO Press release “ESPO welcomes Parliament’s final approval of the Port Regulation"