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e-fa: News Round-Up June/July 2011

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

Key issues over the past few weeks included: EFA Visit to Catalonia CFP Reforms present new risks MEPs back clearer food labelling Roaming rip-offs must be tackled Common approach to road safety The first Macedonian - Greek Dictionary ever published in Greece Artists and Social Inclusion Changes to ...


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Fisheries Reform

No time to be timid

After thirty years of the Common Fisheries Policy, fisheries in the EU are in crisis. The Commission has unveiled its proposals, inclduing some good elements but also some dangerous ones. Read on to find out more.


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Fisheries policy reform

Key challenges for EU fisheries not solved under Commission's timid proposals

The European Commission today presented long-awaited proposals on reforming the EU's Common Fisheries Policy. The Greens believe the communication does not properly address the core challenges facing EU fisheries, notably by failing to set environmental sustainability as the underlying goal of the C...


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CFP reforms present new risks to fish stocks and coastal communities

Tough negotiations ahead to ensure positive outcome

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Wednesday) expressed concern at the contents of the European Commission's proposals to reform the Common Fisheries Policy.Whilst welcoming certain aspects of the reform, he expressed worries that the Commission has failed to properly address the fundamental ...


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No Sustainable Resources without new own resources

Greens/EFA position paper

The EU is facing a major economic and social crisis, together with the food, energy and climate crises, which are multiple manifestations of the limits of our model of development and the mechanisms that support it. The current debt crisis has led Member States to curb public spending and propose au...


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Plenary Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg 9-12 May 2011

Highlights for the Greens included the votes of the reports on lobbying transparency and registering lobbyists, on the discharge of the EU's 2009 budget and on investment agreements with 3rd countries. The debates on Schengen, on nuclear safety, on novel foods and on Syria were also our priorities during this plenary week.


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Fisheries

EP issues wrong-headed call for fuel subsidies for fishermen

The European Parliament today voted in favour of a resolution calling for increased subsidies for the fishing sector to cover increased fuel costs. The Greens have criticised the call as wrongheaded, and welcome the fact that the Commission has publicly stated it will not propose any fuel ...


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Fisheries

Bluefin tuna fishery must be closed due to conflict in Libya

The Greens have called for the EU to close its bluefin tuna fishery for the 2011 season as a consequence of the conflict in Libya. The group claims that the conflict in Libya will make it impossible to properly oversee and control fishing of the critically threatened bluefin tuna and that the only s...


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e-fa News Round-Up April/May 2011

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

Key issues in April and early May included: SNP landslide victory at Scottish elections Middle East - Syria, Bahrain, Yemen Imported radioactive fish Promoting democracy in the Basque Country Fish discards EFA General Assembly No to EU-wide constituency Europe without borders should remain in place...


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European fisheries sector crisis due to the rise in oil prices

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to Commission Communication (2008)453 on promoting the adaptation of the European Union fishing fleets to the economic consequences of high fuel prices, –   having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 875/2007 of 24 July...


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How much fish can be safely caught ?

03.05.2011

A Greens/EFA public hearing

Greens believe that a precautionary approach must form the basis of the Common Fisheries Policy. The reform must ensure a CFP in which decisions on fisheries management do not lead to further depletion of fish stocks but allow them to recover to abundant levels that can support sustainable exploitation in the long term.


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Commission fears over imported radioactive fish

An EFA press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

RADIOACTIVITY KNOWS NO BORDERS"SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) expressed concern after the European Commission confirmed their fears over possible radioactivity in imported fish.The Commission has already required strict monitoring of all fisheries imports from regions of Jap...


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