ZAGREB, February 21, 2018 – Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić and his counterparts Blendi Klosi of Albania and Pavle Radulović of Montenegro held talks in Dubrovnik on Tuesday about possible solutions to sea pollution from land-based sources, Ćorić’s ministry said in a press release.
All three countries are signatories to the Barcelona Convention and, bearing in mind the importance of a clean environment and sustainable tourism, underlined the importance of implementing the Convention and the regional sea waste management plan for the Mediterranean area in order to reduce waste in the Adriatic Sea, the ministry said.
The ministers agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation in line with existing agreements and initiatives as well as to apply for European Union funds, as well as other sources such as the Global Environment Fund, for project financing.
The ministry said Croatia was willing to technically assist Albania and Montenegro and share information via the European Commission’s TAIEX programme to help them with sea waste management legislation.
The ministers agreed to meet again in Zagreb in April and in Albania in June.