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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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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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#CPMR analysis: UK to lose €13bn regional funding post #Brexit

#CPMR analysis: UK to lose €13bn regional funding post #Brexit

| January 23, 2019

New analysis from the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) estimates that the United Kingdom would be entitled to approximately €13 billion of regional development funding for the 2021-2027 period should it stay in the European Union. The CPMR has published a projection of the share of funding from the EU Cohesion policy for its […]

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European Parliament vote puts future of Mediterranean fishing on the line says #Oceana

European Parliament vote puts future of Mediterranean fishing on the line says #Oceana

| January 11, 2019

The European Parliament has  voted to adopt the first-ever multiannual plan for fishing in the Western Mediterranean Sea but rejected the necessary conservation measures that would fix the region’s overfishing crisis, where over 80% of stocks are overexploited and some at risk of collapse. Today’s outcome means MEPs in the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries (PECH) have flouted […]

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EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

| December 18, 2018

Our Fish is aghast at the decision by the EU and Norway to continue overfishing in the North Sea and Atlantic waters [1]. Of sixteen shared TACs (Total Allowable Catches) that were agreed, only two follow the scientific advice, and overall, the agreement represents the worst outcome for shared fish stocks in ten years. “It […]

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