How do EU Member States plan to use the money they are set to receive under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)? What is the current state of play? This was the topic of an exchange of views at the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee today.
The New Skills Agenda adopted today aims to reduce the mismatch between the skills people are taught and the skills needed by the service sector and manufacturing industry. It is designed to improve the quality and relevance of skills to meet the need of a rapidly changing labour market and increase the understanding of skills and qualifications in the European labour market.
Commissioner Karmenu Vella is attending the 21st North Atlantic Fisheries Ministers Conference (NAFMC) in St Petersburg on 9th – 10th June. The theme of this year's conference is "Science and research to ensure the sustainability of marine ecosystems".
The Resumed Review Conference on the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 relating to the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (UNFSA) finished last Friday after one week of intensive negotiations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 23rd to 27th May.