Maritime Piracy and Security
Policy Panel in Brussels / Belgium, 18 September, 2014
A policy panel on “Protecting the last global common - Towards stronger EU-Asia cooperation on maritime security?” took place on 18 September, 2014, in Brussels / Belgium. The panel included Mika Aaltola, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA); Ambassador Paola Imperiale, Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union; Yoshihisa Endo, Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP); Jane Chan Git Yin, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; and Steven Everts, European External Action Service (EEAS). The event chaired by Rosa Balfour, European Policy Centre, was attended by 65 people. Topics discussed concerned the new EU Maritime Security Strategy, regional cooperation in the context of current instability and the shift from a geo-strategic, competition-oriented perspective to a more geo-economic, interconnected view on maritime security.