Fisheries

e-fa: News Round-Up

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

April 2013 Round-Up The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group i...


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Illegal fisheries

EU blacklist gets go-ahead from MEPs; Greens call for Commission to update

The European Parliament's fisheries committee today approved a new rapid procedure for listing countries not cooperating in the fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU). This clears the way for the Commission to add additional countries to the current list (1) and to publish t...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 22 - 26 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include EU rules on mortgages, tackling illegal fisheries, threatened cod stocks and EU quotas, Dalligate, tobacco lobbying and OLAF, tackling rising youth unemployment, EU fingerprint database and civil liberties,...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 15-18 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included emissions trading scheme, emissions from flights, airport ground handling, capping bank bonuses and increasing banking transparency, preventing dolphin by-catch, Hungary and democratic freedoms, the fall out from the Cyprus bail-out debacle, EU enlargement progress assessed, EU Arctic policy, ship scrappage and worker protection ...


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Preventing cetaceans by-catch

Raül Romeva i Rueda


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

Recorded stream 16th April 2013 | 10:30-10:50

Press briefing with Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Dany Cohn-Bendit on the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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SNP MEP calls for mackerel mediation

Press release from Ian Hudghton MEP

SNP President and MEP Ian Hudghton has intervened in the dispute between the EU and Iceland over mackerel fishing quotas in the North Atlantic. Since 2010, Iceland has unilaterally imposed quotas for mackerel fishing, which had traditionally been agreed jointly with the EU, Iceland, Norway and the F...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 15 - 18 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include emissions trading scheme, emissions from flights, airport ground handling, capping bank bonuses and increasing banking transparency, rreventing dolphin by-catch, Hungary and democratic freedoms, the fall out from the Cyprus bail-out debacle, EU enlargement progress assessed, EU Arctic policy, ship scrappage and worker protection ...


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Fisheries reform

Where should the public money go?

The Parliament is in the midst of its negotiations on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund for the next seven years. Will these subsidies be used to promote the progressive reform to finally create the sustainable Common Fisheries Policy that the Parliament voted for in February? Or will the €7 billion be used to create more over-capacity in the fleets, to develop unsustainable aquaculture and to promote a "big business" approach to fisheries?


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 8 - 12 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Transparency for the extractive industry, Youth in crisis, Arctic melt: a wake-up call, not a business opportunity, Common Fisheries Policy - where should all the money go


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EU fisheries policy reform

Fisheries ministers try to gut plans for more sustainable CFP

EU governments agreed on their collective position regarding proposals to overhaul the EU's Common Fisheries Policy last night. The Greens hit out at the agreement, which would seriously scale back planned reforms aimed at making the EU's fisheries policy more sustainable. Commenting on the outcome,...


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Show Your Support for Fisheries Reform!

Real Fisheries Reform all the way through to the Council

A revolution took place last week as the European Parliament voted for a radical overhaul of the EU fisheries policy with a stunning majority of 502 – 137. We got support for our key Green demands. The parliament said "no more of the old failed practices" and approved calls to:


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