Commissioner Damanaki meets Members of the European Parliament from European outermost regions
Commissioner Maria Damanaki met today a group of Members of the European Parliament from European outermost regions: Mr Gabriel Mato, Mr Luis Paulo Alves, Mr Younous Omarjee, Ms Maria do Céu Patrao Neves, Mr Patrice Tirolien, Mr Juan Fernando López Aguilar and Mr Maurice Ponga.
Commissioner Damanaki said: "Outermost Regions deserve differential treatment. That is why the Commission's proposals for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy fully take into account Specificities of Outermost Regions. In addition, both the Fisheries Council and the European Parliament support the idea to cover a wide range of extra costs and I proposed to increase by 50% the funding for the future period to better cover additional costs. I am also in favour to the creation of an Advisory Council for outermost regions, as foreseen by the positions expressed by both the European Parliament and the Council on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy."