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Speech by Karmenu Vella - Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the Baltic Sea Conference – Kiel, Germany, 26 March 2015
The European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella welcomed the political agreement that the European Parliament and the Council of the EU have provisionally reached today to ensure the full implementation of the measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
The conference video and report are now available on the FARNET website

Seminar: Financial policy in the future common fisheries policy

Brussels, 13 April 2010

This seminar specifically aimed to:

  1. Set the scene and discuss the role of financial and structural instruments in the CFP;
  2. Discuss the role of fleet support under a reformed CFP;
  3. Discuss the role of support for innovation and environmental protection; and
  4. Discuss the role of support for coastal development and small scale fleets.

The seminar was attended by 120 people, representing the EU and international institutions, Member States, the fisheries sector, Regional Advisory Councils, environmental NGOs, and independent experts.

Agenda and presentations

Session 1: Setting the scene

Green paper: analysis of contributions pdf - 192 KB [192 KB]

Michel Tillieut

Ex-post FIFG evaluation pdf - 80 KB [80 KB]

Jean-Pierre Vercruysse

Economic situation, financial perspectives, WTO, EU 2020 and CFP Reform Impact Assessment pdf - 38 KB [38 KB]

Slawek Tokarski


Session 2: Fleet support under a reformed CFP
11.15-11.30Introduction and questions pdf - 113 KB [113 KB] Alberto Spagnolli

Reaction by panel


Session 3: Innovation and environment
14.00-14.15Introduction and questions pdf - 925 KB [925 KB] Erik Lindebo

Reaction by panel


Session 4: Coastal communities and small scale fleets
16.00-16.15Introduction and questions pdf - 28 KB [28 KB] Veronika Veits
16.15-16.30Value added of territorial approaches; lessons learned so far pdf - 523 KB [523 KB] Paul Soto

Reaction by panel

  • Jerry Percy pdf - 47 KB [47 KB] (Welsh Federation of Fishermens Associations)
  • Geraldine Caprani (Pays Pyrénées Méditerranée Fisheries Local Action Group) pdf - 252 KB [252 KB] français (fr)
  • Philippe Alfonso pdf - 535 KB [535 KB] (ETF)


18.00Summing up and close-EC