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...


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:


Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 4-8 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included the votes on the CFP reform, car/vehicle noise, EU rules protecting endangered species, the debate on the future EU budget,...

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EU fisheries policy reform - historic EP vote

Isabella Lövin, Jean-Paul Besset, Rebecca Harms, Raül Romeva i Rueda

MEPs have voted to finally put the EU's fisheries policy on a sustainable footing, addressing overfishing in Europe and beyond. This historic vote, the first time parliament has had a role as co-decider on EU fisheries policy, throws down the gauntlet to EU governments, who will meet in Council in February to decide their position on CFP reform.


EU fisheries policy reform

Historic EP vote throws down gauntlet to EU governments to ensure more sustainable CFP

Proposals to overhaul the EU's Common Fisheries Policy were today voted on by the European Parliament. The historic vote marked the first time MEPs have had a say as co-deciders on the fundamentals of EU fisheries policy (1). The Greens gave a broad welcome to the outcome (notably on ending discards...

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SNP Welcomes Parliament Vote on CFP Reform

SNP Press release from Ian Hudghton MEP

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Wednesday) welcomed a key vote in the European Parliament as an important step on the road to CFP reform. The vote was on the main regulation which will govern the management of European fisheries for the next decade.  MEPs voted in favour of returning ...


Common fisheries policy

Isabella Lövin