Commissioner Damanaki met the Spanish Minister responsible for Fisheries, Arias Cañete
Following her meeting with the Spanish Minister Arias Cañete, Commissioner Damanaki said: "The European Commission has tabled a proposal for a negotiating mandate for a new fisheries protocol with Morocco on the 5th of January, in line with the position expressed by the EU Council and the vote in the European Parliament.
Both the Commission and the Spanish government are committed to conclude a new protocol on that basis."
In the framework of the meeting, Commissioner Damanaki and Minister Cañete also discussed the compensation possibilities under the European Fisheries Fund for fishermen affected by the interruption of fisheries. Further meetings at technical level will explore the concrete possibilities.