Commissioner Damanaki discusses fisheries and maritime affairs in Slovenia
Commissioner Maria Damanaki visited Slovenia on 17-18 September. During her stay, Commissioner Damanaki met Minister for Agriculture and Environment Franc Bogovič, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Zvone Černač, and members of the Committee for Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Environment of the National Assembly.
The visit focused on Slovenian fisheries and maritime affairs, discussions on the EU's Common Fisheries Policy reform and the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The reformed fisheries policy will aim at preserving fish stocks at sustainable levels for the benefit of current and future generations by managing fisheries in a responsible, science-based way.
On 17 September, Commissioner Damanaki discussed the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy with Slovenian fishermen and non-governmental organisations, and visit the port of Izola for a presentation of the Slovenian fishing fleet. On 18 September, the Commissioner was in Ljubljana for meetings with ministers and members of Parliament.
In the framewok of her visit, Commissioner Damanaki also delivered the opening speech at the World Engineering Forum.