Commercial shipping in the Red Sea region and the Strait of Hormuz is regularly attacked by Houthi forces. This leads to significant disruptions in freight traffic through the Suez Canal. Shipowners are faced with the choice of taking a risky route and taking extra (and often costly) safety measures. In the first place, this creates additional risks for the crew who may be uninsured, but also for the ship and cargo. An alternative is to take a detour along the Cape of Good Hope, with an extra sailing time of 10 to 14 days and ditto costs.
Next summer, the European Parliament elections will take place in 27 member states. What effect will these upcoming elections have on the ins and outs of Brussels? And what does this mean for the insurance industry lobby? Jochem van Stiphout, Europe lobbyist for the Dutch Association, updates us.
The Resilient Delta Initiative (RDI) and the Dutch Association of Insurers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement sets out theirjoint intention to develop knoledge on how and where to build and live in our low-lying delta in a climate-adaptive way.
Many laws and regulations that are relevant to insurers come from the European Union. Read more about the activities the Association undertakes in Europe.
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