Piraeus to be European maritime capital in 2015, says Damanaki

Pireaus is to be named Europe’s maritime capital for 2015, European Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki revealed on Monday.

Damanaki met with PASOK leader and Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos in Athens and informed him of the news.

Venizelos said that Greece plans to make maritime affairs one of the key issues of its six-month EU presidency, which begins in January.