Fisheries

SNP backs international efforts to save traditional fishing rights

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has (Tuesday) welcomed support from various European governments for the principle of EU nations retaining historical fishing rights according to traditional practices.The governments of Germany, Denmark and Estonia have all given backing to the principle of "rela...


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Call for protection of Scotland's historical fishing rights

A press release by Scottish National Party MEP Ian Hudghton

PARLIAMENT VOTE MUST NOT JEOPORDISE SCOTTISH WATERSSNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Thursday) called for Scotland's coastal communities to unite in an effort to protect their historical fishing rights. The call came after a vote in the European Parliament opened the way for a review of the ...


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e-fa News Round-Up February 2010

News bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group

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 joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...


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Greens/EFA Round-up 8-11 February 2010

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg

Priorities for the Greens included the vote on the new European Commission, a vote to support protection of bluefin tuna, the EU Parliament's verdict on the EU agreement to share SWIFT bank data with the US as well as the progress reports on Croatia, FYROM and Turkey. The European Parliament also voted the resolutions on Iran, Haiti and on the outcome of the Copenhagen Summit which were debated during the January session.


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Early Scotland visit for new EU Commissioner

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) welcomed a commitment from Europe's new Fisheries Commissioner Ms Maria Damanaki to visit Scotland at an early opportunity to witness firsthand Scottish efforts to conserve fish stocks.The European Parliament today voted to approve the new European ...


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European Parliament divided on fisheries reform

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

UK GOVERNMENT MUST JOIN STRUGGLE TO RETURN POWERS TO THE FISHING NATIONS SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Wednesday) called for the UK government to back efforts to return real powers over fisheries management to Europe's fishing nations. The call came after an important vote in the Eu...


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New Commissioner must stand up to apparatchiks

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

HUDGHTON INVITES FISHERIES CANDIDATE TO SCOTLANDSNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) invited the European Commission's nominee for the post of Fisheries Commissioner to Scotland to view firsthand the pioneering efforts of Scottish fishermen to conserve stocks.The invitation came after ...


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EU subsidies to bluefin tuna fishing fleets

2000-2008

In response to a written request from Raül Romeva, the European Commission has revealed the EU has paid out millions in subsidies to bluefin tuna fishing fleets, ins pite of the increasingly endangered situationof the species.


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World Summit of FAO on Food Security - eradicate hunger from earth

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Greens/EFA consider that Considers that a genuine fight against hunger requires the establishment of comprehensive policies which enhance sustainable farming and food supply systems. They also emphasize the need for a new common effort to combine the fight against hunger with the necessary efforts to mitigate climate gas emissions as well as adapt to climate change.


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Political solution for piracy in Somalia

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Reinhard Buetikofer, Franziska Brantner and Raül Romeva on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Somalia and NAVFOR – having regard to Rule 122 of its Rules of Procedure, Whereas the instability of Somalia, which...


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Brussels Agenda

Greens/EFA Group agenda priorities and events 9-12 November 2009

Greens/European Free Alliance priorities and events for next week include the ICCAT meeting on bluefin tuna in Brazil, the EU Parliament mini plenary session and a joint committee vote on the Stockholm programme.


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Brussels Agenda

Greens/EFA priorities and events 2-6 November 2009

EU agenda priorities and planned events for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. Energy efficiency labelling, internet users' rights, emissions trading and bluefin tuna are among the top topics.


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