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Agrifood 08-12-2017

Council and Parliament agree on ‘flexible’ fishing limits for North Sea

EU member states and Norway reached a preliminary agreement with the European Parliament late on Thursday night (7 December) on fishing limits in the North Sea ahead of next week's Fisheries Council.
Climate change 13-05-2013

Impact of Brexit on clean energy investment downplayed

The upcoming EU referendum will have less of an impact on UK clean energy investment than feared and domestic environmental policy will not suffer either, the chairman of a top consultancy firm has claimed. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
Regional Policy 16-10-2012

Current EU fisheries policy is unsustainable, study says

The EU’s fishing industry could be heading towards ruin without robust regulatory reform, says a new WWF-commissioned study published today (16 October).
Agrifood 19-09-2011

The EU fails to protect cetaceans

European policies – and in particular the Common Fisheries Policy – put numerous species of whales and dolphins at risk of extinction, partly due to a disconnect between scientific research and policy, argues Greek MEP Kriton Arsenis (S&D).

EU proposes overhaul of failing fisheries policy

Europe's fisheries chief called for an overhaul of the European Union's failing fisheries policies on Wednesday (13 July), and warned those EU countries that may seek to resist reform that business as usual is not an option.
Agrifood 24-05-2006

Fisheries aid deal blocked in Council

Member states have failed to reach an agreement to aid ailing EU fisheries, delaying a possible conclusion to the autumn. The outcome was hailed by conservationists who point out that stocks are already on the brink of collapsing.
Climate change 22-12-2004

Agreement on fishing quotas

EU fisheries ministers reached agreement to cut fish catches, but refused to go for an all out ban.
Trade & Society 23-04-2003

EU presents WTO proposals to end over-fishing

The EU presented its proposal for sustainable fishing to the World Trade Organisation on 22 April 2003.
Trade & Society 10-01-2003

High-stakes EEA talks underway

Between now and early April at the latest, the EU and the three other members of the European Economic Area (EEA) must come to terms over trade issues that result from the Union's scheduled 2004 enlargement.
Agrifood 25-09-2002

Member States remain divided on agricultural and fisheries reform

The 15 EU Farm Ministers have remained divided in their discussion of agricultural and fisheries reforms at the Council meeting in Brussels on 23-24 September.

CAP and fisheries reforms on Council agenda

EU Farm Ministers will discuss Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy reforms, as well as organic farming, genetically modified organisms and animal welfare on 23-24 September.
Enlargement 10-09-2002

Fischler calls for quick agreement on direct payments for farmers

Farm Commissioner Franz Fischler has called for a quick agreement on EU farm aid to the candidate countries. At the informal meeting of ministers for agriculture from the Member States and candidate countries in Denmark, the Commissioner warned that enlargement would be blocked without this agreement.

NGOs and industry demand substantial reform of EU fisheries policy

Representatives from industry, fishermen and NGOs will present the case for substantial reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy at the informal meeting of agriculture ministers on 9 and 10 September in Denmark.
Climate change 14-06-2002

Fischler under attack at Fisheries Council

At the Fisheries Council on 11 June, Commissioner Fischler was strongly criticised by a number of Member States for the Commission's far-reaching proposal to reform the EU's common fisheries policy.
Climate change 29-05-2002

Commission publishes controversial fishery reform proposal

On 28 May, the European Commission published its long-awaited, controversial proposal for the reform of the EU fishery policy. The document was preceded by a lively debate on Spain's involvement in efforts to influence the Commission.
Climate change 03-05-2002

There is something “fishy” with the fishery proposal

The debate on the revision of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has heated up because of allegations that Member States are trying to put pressure on the Commission. The expected Commission proposal, which is believed to suggest radical changes, has been repeatedly delayed for the past month.

WWF rings alarm bell over EU Fishery Policy

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is launching a campaign for radical reforms of the EU's common fisheries policy.
Climate change 19-12-2001

Ministers agree on drastic fishing cuts

EU fisheries ministers managed to agree on new fishing quotas for 2002 after 25 hours of negotiations started on Monday 17 December. The agreement imposes serious cuts in the fishing quotas for several endangered fishing species that are on the brink of extinction.
Enlargement 18-09-2001

Hungary opens part of energy market

The Hungarian government adopted a law on the opening of a part of Hungary's electricity market to consumers of more than 6.4 gigawatt-hours of electricity starting from 1 January 2003. This means that around 200 of Hungary's biggest electricity consumers will be able to choose suppliers and import up to 50 per cent of their power needs. Hungary generates 30 percent more electricity than it consumes.

European fisheries industry comments on Green Paper

Two EU fisheries federations commented on the Commission's Green Paper on the future of the Common Fisheries Policy. While they believe the Commission to be too pessimistic about the future of the fishing industry, they find the Green Paper to be quite fair overall. Nevertheless, they say the Green Paper lacks a socio-economic dimension.

Ministers divided over future fisheries policy

EU fisheries ministers remain deeply divided over the future of the Common Fisheries Policy

Ministers start debate on future of EU Fisheries policy

EU Fisheries ministers launch debate on future of Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) during Council meeting in Luxembourg on 25 April
Climate change 21-03-2001

Commission starts debate on sustainable fisheries

European Commission presents Green Paper on fundamental reform of Common Fisheries Policy

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