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e-fa: News Round-up

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

December 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 grou...


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EU fisheries policy reform

MEPs vote to put CFP on a sustainable footing

Plans to overhaul the EU's Common Fisheries Policy were voted on by the European Parliament's fisheries committee, an important stage of the legislative process and coming at the same time as a Council meeting of EU fisheries ministers.


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Strong national control for fisheries

SNP press release from Ian Hudghton MEP

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Tuesday) welcomed backing from the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee for substantial controls over fisheries to be returned to Europe's fishing nations. The support came in a major vote on the Common Fisheries Policy reform package.  MEPs backed...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 17-21 December 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include controversial EU fingerprint database proposals, Fisheries policy reform takes step forward, Noise from cars/vehicles and EU rules, EU cross-border energy infrastructure, EU cross-border transport infrastructure, Tackling youth unemployment, EU tobacco rules and public health


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 19-22 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the reports on the EU's economic and monetary union, rules for marketing agricultural products, shale gas, enforcing EU law, future EU budget, vote on new EU commission candidate, situation in Gaza, UN climate talks and the EU position, banning shark finning, the external dimension of EU fisheries


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Fisheries/shark finning

Outright EU ban on shark finning to become reality after EP vote

The Greens welcomed a vote by the European Parliament today supporting proposed legislation to ban shark finning. The Greens have long supported the outlawing of this odious and wasteful fishing practise and welcomed the support of MEPs to support a definitive ban and remove loopholes in the legisla...


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External fisheries

EU must do much more to regulate overseas fishing and fish imports

The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its opinion on the external dimension of fisheries policy. After the vote, the EP draftsperson/rapporteur Greens/EFA MEP Isabella Lövin (Sweden) stated: "While the Commission has taken tentative steps to address the external dimension ...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

20.11.2012

Live stream 20th November 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit present the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Illegal fisheries

New black-list an important tool for clamping down on illegal fishing

The European Commission today published a list of countries it has identified as non-cooperating in the fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU) (1). The Greens have long campaigned for tougher measures to address illegal fishing and welcomed the list, with Green fisheries spo...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 5-9 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the EU position at UN climate talks, protecting endangered cod in the Baltic, limiting airport noise pollution, the car industry and CO2 emissions, the future EU budget 2014-20, the Greek crisis - Green solutions, and the food crisis and the role of agroecology


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Unanimous backing for 12 mile fishing limit

Press release by SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has welcomed the European Parliament's unanimous backing today (Thursday) for legislation renewing the twelve mile limit for fishing in coastal waters. In a rare display of political harmony, MEPs voted with total unanimity in favour of the legislation, 658 votes in fa...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

23.10.2012

Recorded live stream 23rd October 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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