Fisheries

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 ...


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Common fisheries policy

Isabella Lövin


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

05.02.2013

Live stream 5th February 2013 | 14:00-14:20

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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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 4 - 8 February 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include CFP reform, car/vehicle noise, EU rules Protecting endangered species, Future EU budget


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Sustainable fishing is possible

10 demands in the EU Common Fisheries Policy reform

Green MEPs hosted a press breakfast this morning to highlight their 10 demands for the EU Common Fisheries Policy reform. Marine resources are in crisis. European fish stocks are at critical levels and a dysfunctional EU Common Fisheries Policy is making matters worse. Fishermen and coastal c...


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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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