One of the priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU, which takes over the presidency in 1 July, is environmental degradation in and around the Baltic Sea.

In particular, the Presidency will focus on eutrophication, algal blooms, overfishing and pollution.

One of the priorities for the Swedish Presidency of the EU, which takes over the presidency in 1 July, is environmental degradation in and around the Baltic Sea.In particular, the Presidency will focus on eutrophication, algal blooms, overfishing and pollution.

The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region aims at working more jointly with these challenges by phasing out phosphates in laundry and dishwasher detergents, reducing harmful effects of fertilisers and other nutrient leakage and more efficient fishing controls.

There will also be focus on the region’s growth potential and the major impact of the financial crisis on the area surrounding the Baltic Sea region.

Cross-border crime in the Baltic Sea Region, such as combating human trafficking, will also be a priority.

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