Commissioner Damanaki visits Azores and Madeira
Commissioner Maria Damanaki is visiting Azores and Madeira on 4 and 5 March 2013. On 4 March, she visited Azores where she had discussions with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the Regional Azorean Government and officials of the Regional Government of Azores. Commissioner Damanaki also met with European Parliament members from the Azores and held a separate meeting with stakeholders (fishing industry, maritime industry, NGOs, citizen's organisation, processors etc.).
On March 5, Maria Damanaki is visiting Madeira. She is having discussions with Mr. Alberto João Jardim, President of the Regional Madeira Government, with members of the Regional Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, with officials of the Regional Madeira Government for Fisheries, and with a member of the European Parliament from Madeira. She is equally having a meeting with stakeholders of the island.
The agenda includes discussions about several aspects of the Common Fisheries Policy reform, the new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, and specific issues of local and regional interest.