EU-Morocco fisheries deal

Double rejection of Morocco fisheries deal by EP committees

The budget and development committees of the European Parliament voted on Monday evening to reject extending the EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement. The votes, which were passed by large majorities, send a strong message ahead of a vote in the lead fisheries committee, that MEPs oppose this ...


Weekly Round-up

Debriefing of the week (including the plenary session in Brussels 12-13 October 2011)

Priorities for the Greens this week included the Green report on illegal fishing, the CAP reform, the preparation of the European Council, the debate on Schengen and Bulgaria/Romania, the situation in Ukraine and the debate on uprisings in Yemen and Bahrain.

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Illegal fishing

Isabella Lövin


Illegal fisheries

EU must get serious on global illegal fishing

The European Parliament fisheries committee today adopted a report by Greens/EFA MEP Isabella Lövin on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The report highlights the particular responsibility of the EU to step up efforts to combat IUU fishing both by pushing for greater international ...

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e-fa: News Round-Up September 2011

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

Key issues over the past few weeks included: Oriol elected party leader Plaid Conference Developments in the Basque peace process Welcome for transaction tax announcement SNP disappointment at fish quota proposals Call for ban on eggs from caged hens Strong backing for Palestinian statehood Eu...


Plenary Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg 26-29 September 2011

The Green priorities for the plenary session were the situation in Palestine, the economic governance package of legislation, the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement and Western Sahara, road safety, the debate on the State of the Union...

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EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

Democratic process muzzled as MEPs block referral of controversial agreement to ECJ

The European Parliament today voted against a proposal to refer the controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement (1) to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to assess its compatibility with the EU treaties and international law. The initiative was launched by Catalan Green MEP Raül Romeva and would ...

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SNP disappointed at fish quota proposals

A press release by EFA MEP Ian Hudghton

Commission highlights inadequacies of CFP SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) criticised the European Commission's proposals for fishing quotas for 2012.  Amongst the proposals, the Commission has also called for a zero TAC on cod in west of Scotland waters - despite such a polic...


EU-Moroccan Fisheries Agreement

4 reasons to Vote 'Yes' in Strasbourg Thursday 29 September 2011 !

The European Parliament will have a historic vote to refer the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement to the European Court of Justice. Read why the agreement is wrong and the vote is important...

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A global perspective on EU fisheries reform

A meeting with scientist Daniel Pauly


EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

MEPs seek to have controversial agreement referred to ECJ for legal opinion

A cross-party group of MEPs is calling for the controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement to be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to assess its compatibility with the EU treaties and international law. The initiative has been taken by Catalan Green MEP Raül Romeva, together with Lib...