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More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

More garbage caught than cod: NGOs call for emergency measures to protect #EasternBalticCod

| February 22, 2019

NGOs in the Baltic Sea Region have sent an urgent letter to the European Commissioner in charge of Environment Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, urging him to implement emergency measures in accordance with article 12[1] of the EU Common Fisheries Policy to protect what little remains of the eastern Baltic cod stock. This stock […]

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Commission confirms unannounced inspections in farmed #AtlanticSalmon sector

Commission confirms unannounced inspections in farmed #AtlanticSalmon sector

| February 22, 2019

The European Commission can confirm that on 19 February 2019 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several member states at the premises of several companies in the sector of farmed Atlantic salmon. The Commission has concerns that the inspected companies may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices (Article […]

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Enhancing European know-how and competitiveness through #Seafarers’ training

Enhancing European know-how and competitiveness through #Seafarers’ training

| February 13, 2019

The Trilogue on ‘Minimum level of training of seafarers’, took place on 11 February.  The importance of the human element when it comes to safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment is recognized at EU level. Improving the education, training and certification of seafarers has been considered particularly important with a view […]

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EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana

EU fails to show leadership on marine conservation with weak plan for Atlantic fisheries, says #Oceana

| February 13, 2019

An ‘unambitous’ plan has been adopted by the European Parliament, for management of fisheries in the European waters of the Atlantic Ocean, says Oceana. Even though the Western Waters multi-annual plan (WWMAP) does set a long-term, regionalized framework for Atlantic fisheries, it lacks concrete measures on vital environmental issues such as protection of essential fish […]

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Maritime transport: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on #EuropeanMaritimeSingleWindow environment

Maritime transport: Commission welcomes provisional agreement on #EuropeanMaritimeSingleWindow environment

| February 11, 2019

The Commission has welcomed the provisional agreement by the co-legislators on its proposal to establish a European Maritime Single Window environment, which replaces and improves the current Reporting Formalities Directive. The new, fully harmonized reporting environment for ships will significantly reduce the administrative burden on the maritime sector, improving its competitiveness. The Regulation will improve […]

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#CPMR Intermediterranean Commission seals Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance

#CPMR Intermediterranean Commission seals Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance

| February 7, 2019

The CPMR’s Intermediterranean Commission (IMC) has given its full backing to key plans for a territorial alliance aimed at developing a long-term strategy to build a sustainable future for all citizens in the Mediterranean. The ‘Mediterranean Cooperation Alliance Joint Declaration’ was signed by political representatives from five Mediterranean organizations – including the IMC, the Euroregion […]

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#Brexit – Leaving EU will devastate regional development says Jill Evans MEP

#Brexit – Leaving EU will devastate regional development says Jill Evans MEP

| January 29, 2019

The worst regional inequality in Europe is between London and Wales, new research has found. The research from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) also found that the UK would be entitled to €13 billion (in excess of £11bn) of regional development funding for the 2021-2027 cycle. This funding is given to poorer regions […]

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