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European Commissioner of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries visits Azores and Madeira
(01/03/2013) European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki will visit Azores and Madeira on 4 and 5 March 2013.
On March 4, Maria Damanaki will visit Azores where she will have discussions with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the Regional Azorean Government and officials of the Regional Government of Azores. A joint press conference is scheduled with Mr Vasco Alves Cordeiro. Commissioner Damanaki will also have a meeting with European Parliament members from the Azores and hold a separate meeting with stakeholders (fishing industry, maritime industry, NGOs, citizen's organisation, processors etc.)
On March 5, Maria Damanaki will visit Madeira. She will have 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 will equally have 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.
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