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#Fisheries: New plan in the Baltic Sea to grant stability of fishing catches

#Fisheries: New plan in the Baltic Sea to grant stability of fishing catches

A first step towards more stability and predictability of fish stocks in European seas has been made following today’s adoption by the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee of a multiannual plan for cod, herring and sprat stocks in the Baltic Sea. The legislation paves the way for the stability of catches thus giving better opportunities to […]

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#Fisheries: “Baltic Plan” gives hope to seabirds but fails to end overfishing

#Fisheries: “Baltic Plan” gives hope to seabirds but fails to end overfishing

Yesterday (16 March 2016) the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission finalized the negotiations on the multi-annual plan for the management of the Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks – the so-called “Baltic Plan”. The “Baltic Plan” is the first plan under the European Commission’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to […]

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Latvian legislation changes ‘may exacerbate counterfeit medicines problem’

Latvian legislation changes ‘may exacerbate counterfeit medicines problem’

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A major pharmaceutical association has expressed reservations that legislative changes in Latvia may add to the problem of counterfeit medicines flooding into Europe.  Anda Blumberga, of SIFFA, the Latvian Association of Innovative Manufacturers, says the law change will also put manufacturers of pharmaceutical products  in and “unfavourable position” compared with “parallel importers”.  Parallel imports are […]

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29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: Specific problems of Pacific under spotlight

29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: Specific problems of Pacific under spotlight

The specific problems of the Pacific region, such as climate change, fisheries, maritime security and regional integration, as well as the generation of fiscal revenues in ACP countries, were discussed by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly at its 29th session, which closed on Wednesday (17 June) in Suva (Fiji). Cautious green light for EU blending […]

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Growth in Blue Bioeconomy: Nordic approaches in the European context

Growth in Blue Bioeconomy: Nordic approaches in the European context

In 2015, the Nordic Fisheries and Aquaculture Cooperation, under the chairmanship of the Faroe Islands, is focusing on bio-economy and Blue Growth, with an emphasis on making better use of our valuable marine living resources and developing new products from marine biomass. The seminar in Brussels on 24 March is intended as an opportunity to […]

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Discard ban: MEPs delay enforcement of sanctions on fishermen who fail to comply

Discard ban: MEPs delay enforcement of sanctions on fishermen who fail to comply

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fishermen will have two years to “adapt” before sanctions for failing to comply with the new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) discard ban take effect, under a tentative deal struck by the European Parliament and the European Council on Thursday (29 January), with European Commission help. The agreement amends the omnibus regulation setting out detailed arrangements for enforcing […]

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Concrete steps for EU-ACP co-operation on eve of European Year for Development 2015

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held its 27th meeting with the economic and social interest groups of the ACP and EU countries in Brussels from 29-31 October. EESC President Henri Malosse welcomed almost 200 participants, among whom numbered Secretary-General of the ACP Secretariat H.E. Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni and General Director Development Cooperation at the […]

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