Fisheries

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EU 'power-grab' harming Scotland's fishing communities

EU Commission wrongly using treaty powers to keep centralised control

SNP MEP and Party President Ian Hudghton has accused the European Commission of attempting a 'power-grab' by retaining centralised control over fisheries policy in Brussels. The SNP MEP warned that the EU Commission is using a restrictive interpretation of the EU's Lisbon Treaty as justification for...


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EU-Morocco trade agreement/Western Sahara

EP must not give its consent to worrying agreement

The European Parliament's trade committee today voted to recommend the EP give its consent to the inclusion of a new protocol on agriculture and fisheries in the EU-Morocco trade agreement. The Greens are opposed to the agreement - both because of concerns about the impact of free trade on small pro...


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e-fa: News Round-Up January 2012

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

January 2012 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...


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e-fa: News Round-Up December 2011

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

December 2011 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 grou...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session Strasbourg 12-15 December 2011

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week in Strasbourg included the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, ITER nuclear fusion and EU funds, single EU work permit, criminal proceedings and the right to information, the Euro crisis, banning environment-damaging phosphates and many others


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EU vote victory for Western Sahara

EFA MEPs comment on EU Morocco Fisheries Agreement

A group of MEPs has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to reject a controversial agreement with Morocco. In a key vote in Strasbourg, MEPs refused to extend the protocol to the EU Morocco Fisheries Agreement which undermines the status of occupied Western Sahara and is questionable under in...


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EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

EP rejects shameful agreement; Commission must go back to drawing board

The European Parliament today voted not to give its consent to a controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement (1). The Greens warmly welcomed the outcome of the vote and called on the Commission to come forward with a revised proposal under which the waters of Western Sahara are excluded from the EU...


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Future Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (Council Regulation (EC) No 764/2006 of 22 May 2006(1)), –   having regard to the current Protocol setting out the fishing opportunitie...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 12-15 December 2011

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week in Strasbourg include the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, ITER nuclear fusion and EU funds, single EU work permit, criminal proceedings and the right to information, the Euro crisis, banning environment-damaging phosphates and many others


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CFP Debate Begins for real

SNP MEP comments on Common Fisheries Policy

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has called for a fundamental rethink into key aspects of the Common Fisheries Policy as the European Parliament's reform deliberations got underway.  Mr Hudghton's comments were made as the Parliament held its first substantive debate following the publicatio...


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EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

MEPs put narrow interests of Spanish and French fishing industry ahead of international law

The European Parliament fisheries committee today voted to recommend the EP give its consent to a controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement (1). The Greens strongly condemned the outcome of the vote, with Raül Romeva stating: "By recommending the EP endorse the controversial EU-Morocco fi...


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