Sunday, June 7, 2009


The Hellenic Post Philatelic Service issued
on 20/5/2009
the below Commemorative Cancellations
of 2009.

dedicated to

European Maritime Day - 19-20 May

Berlaymont: European Maritime Day.

The European Maritime Day will be celebrated on 20 May each year. It is an occasion to highlight the crucial role played by the Oceans and Seas and will contribute to a better visibility of the maritime sectors and more recognition of the importance they play in everyday life.

This year's events included a stakeholder conference in Brussels 19-20 May, which focused on the regional approach to the implementation of Maritime Policy, and dialogue with stakeholders.

The European Maritime Day was officially launched on 20 May in Strasbourg where the President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering, Council President Janez Janša, and Commission President José Manuel Barroso signed a Joint Tripartite Declaration establishing a "European Maritime Day".

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