Fifth Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials relating to MARPOL within the framework of the Barcelona Convention (MENELAS)

  • When Oct 30, 2022
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*Exact date, time and location will be confirmed closer to the date*

The Fifth Meeting of the Mediterranean Network of Law Enforcement Officials relating to MARPOL within the framework of the Barcelona Convention (MENELAS) will gather Mediterranean coastal States:

1. to examine the implementation of the MENELAS Programme of Activities for the period 2022-2023, notably:

- the draft common marine oil pollution detection/investigation report;
- the draft decision to apply criteria for a common minimum level of fines for each offense provided for under the Annexes to MARPOL, within the framework of the Barcelona Convention; and

- modalities of possible creation and operation of a regional ”Blue Fund”, including in terms of governance and financing.

2. to discuss about cooperation with other regional and international organisations; and

3. to discuss and agree on the items to be included in the MENELAS Programme of Activities for the period 2024-2025 and elect the chair of the network for the said period.