Commissioner Damanaki meets with social partners
Today, Commissioner Damanaki met with the representatives of social partners in the fisheries sector. She ensured Mrs Maria José Gonzales and Mr Flemming Smidt (Chair and Deputy-Chair of the Social Sector Dialogue Committee for Sea Fisheries, respectively) of her commitment to further improve social dialogue. .
The social partners and the Commissioner discussed key elements of the Commission's proposal for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and other initiatives aiming at improving working conditions, training and mobility of fishermen. The Commissioner in particular stressed the importance of the adequate representation of fishermen, both employed and self-employed.