War Remnants and the Pollution of the Sea - Workshop Summary

16-03-2009

On the 16th of March 2009 the Policy Department in DG-EXPO organised a workshop on behalf of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE). The theme of the workshop centred upon the complex of issues resulting from the large amount of war remnants that were dumped in the Baltic Sea following the two World Wars of the twentieth century. The technological, environmental, and financial aspects of the debate were covered as well as the contemporary political controversies related to gas supply lines. This combination of political, historical and technical issues resulted in a rich exchange between Members of the European Parliament and external experts. This workshop summary provides an overview on the issues raised during the meeting. It is not intended as a verbatim reproduction of the event. The summary and programme are used as a means to disseminate the workshop presentations which should be useful to those interested in the details of the presentations as well as those who were unable to attend.

On the 16th of March 2009 the Policy Department in DG-EXPO organised a workshop on behalf of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE). The theme of the workshop centred upon the complex of issues resulting from the large amount of war remnants that were dumped in the Baltic Sea following the two World Wars of the twentieth century. The technological, environmental, and financial aspects of the debate were covered as well as the contemporary political controversies related to gas supply lines. This combination of political, historical and technical issues resulted in a rich exchange between Members of the European Parliament and external experts. This workshop summary provides an overview on the issues raised during the meeting. It is not intended as a verbatim reproduction of the event. The summary and programme are used as a means to disseminate the workshop presentations which should be useful to those interested in the details of the presentations as well as those who were unable to attend.