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8 February 2013 -
8 February 2013
The European Commission's 5th annual report on the implementation of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) includes an analysis of how EFF programmes have contributed to their original objectives set out at the beginning of the 2007-2013 programming period. The analysis uses the results of the first four years to examine to what extent EFF measures have contributed to achieving the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
6 February 2013 -
6 February 2013
The overall objective of the Commission's proposals for a modern and simpler Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to make fishing sustainable - environmentally, economically and socially.
28 January 2013 -
28 January 2013
On 1 January 2013, the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union passed from Cyprus to Ireland. Among other tasks, the Irish government is now coordinating the work of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council and will set the agenda regarding reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
25 January 2013 -
25 January 2013
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of January 2013 will take place in Brussels on 28 January 2013, under the presidency of Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
19 December 2012 -
19 December 2012
After yesterday's vote in the European Parliament's fisheries committee, negotiations on the reform package will regain momentum in early 2013 with both the vote on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) proposal in the Parliament plenary and, the subsequent vote on the EMFF proposal.
19 December 2012 -
19 December 2012
The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament voted on 18 December 2012 to support the key elements of the Commission's proposal for a new Common Fisheries Policy. Amendments endorsing legal obligations to end discards and to manage fish stocks above sustainable levels, as well as amendments that call for more regionalised decision-making were adopted by comfortable majorities.
23 November 2012 -
23 November 2012
The future Regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) was once again the focus of ministerial discussions at the Council on 22 and 23 October 2012. At the meeting in Luxembourg Member States’ fisheries ministers reached a partial agreement on how the fund should be used. There was lengthy debate on the Commission’s proposal to put an end to fleet subsidies. In the end, Member States agreed to phase out scrapping aid, with a transition period lasting until 2017. They also agreed to retain temporary cessation aid and engine replacement aid, albeit under strict, limited conditions.
23 November 2012 -
23 November 2012
On 22 November, the European Parliament plenary session adopted Swedish MEP Isabella Lövin's report on the European Commission's Communication on the external dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy.

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