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Roundtable with stakeholders of the wave energy sector

28/10/2014 Today, Commissioner Damanaki, together with Vice President Oettinger and MEP Bendtsen, met with representatives of companies developing wave energy technologies. Commissioner Damanaki (...)

Commissioners Hahn and Damanaki welcome endorsement of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region by Europe's leaders

24/10/2014 The European Commission has welcomed the endorsement today by EU leaders of the new EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR). Today's decision by the European Council gives the (...)

Regional plans adopted as landing obligation nears

20/10/2014 The European Commission has today adopted a series of discard plans as it gears up for the introduction of an obligation to land all catches on 1 January 2015. Discarding, the practice of returning (...)

My blog


28 October 2014

When I took office in 2010, I made a point of honor to put sustainability at the core of European Fisheries and Maritime policies. May it be social, economic or environmental. And I have to say that I will leave Brussels with the impression that we have really made progress. Here we are, five […]