Greek shipowner boss trades barbs with the EU

Greek shipowner boss trades barbs with the EU

A top name in Greek shipowning has lashed out at bureaucrats in Brussels and warned the Greek fleet could head overseas unless regulations change.

Theodore Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners, has said that the European Union is undermining the stability of maritime activity in Europe by demanding changes to the Greek shipping institutional framework.

“The prospect of relocation to hospitable shipping countries outside Europe, or even within Europe but outside the European Union, is no longer hypothetical,” Veniamis warned in a speech.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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