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This document introduces a new approach of the Commission to maritime strategy. It has been prepared to re-assess Community maritime policy and to set further goals towards establishing a common maritime purpose. Not all aspects of maritime policy will be examined in the same detail. The maritime safety policy of the Community is already established. The external maritime relations policy of the Community is also well on its way. Of course, more remains to be done in both areas. But a common answer to the problems of the competitiveness of EC shipping has not yet been found. Therefore, the document will focus on this question. The document will not cover port and shipbuilding matters. A general overview and policy approach concerning the status and future of all the maritime industries of Europe is found in the parallel Commission Communication "Shaping Europe's Maritime Future - A Contribution to the Competitiveness of Europe's Maritime Industries" COM(96) 84.

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