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Multilateral #IslandsStructuredDialogue with EU institutions to support islands’ green development

Multilateral #IslandsStructuredDialogue with EU institutions to support islands’ green development

| June 20, 2019

EU member states need to consider the islands needs and recognize their crucial role as laboratory for the transition to low-carbon future. The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions’ (CPMR) Islands Commission and Greening the Islands call for structured dialogue between island administrations, business and European institutions to help deliver the EU’s energy transition objectives for 2030 and […]

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Fisheries and environmental organizations issue joint call for moratorium on #DeepSeaMining

Fisheries and environmental organizations issue joint call for moratorium on #DeepSeaMining

| May 29, 2019

Seas At Risk and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) welcome the call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining in international waters by the Long Distance Fleet Advisory Council (LDAC) of the European Union. In calling for a moratorium, the LDAC highlighted concerns by scientists, the fishing industry and environmental organisations over the potentially severe […]

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Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

Simpler and regionally adaptable rules for #EUFishermen

| April 19, 2019

After more than three years’ work, the European Parliament has adopted new simplified and regionally-adaptable rules on how, where and when fishermen can fish. Over the past few years, the legislation, which aims at limiting unwanted catches and reducing the impact of fishing activities on natural resources and ecosystems, has developed into a very complex […]

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NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

NGOs raise red flag: End #Overfishing now or miss legal deadline!

| April 11, 2019

Environmental organizations all over Europe join forces in responding with great concern to a newly released report from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). Once again the annual report reveals an alarming lack of progress from the EU in implementing the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and honoring the fast approaching deadline to end […]

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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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