Maritime Affairs & Fisheries Newsletter — Issue Fri 08 Feb 2013

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Issue #4, 08 February 2013
ISSN 2315-084X

Vote of EP supporting Commission proposals on CFP reform

The European Commission welcomes the recent vote of the European Parliament on the Commission's proposal for a new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). With this vote the Parliament is paving the way for negotiations with the Council with a view to concluding an agreement on the new policy.
The European Commission analyses efficiency of public funding in the European Fisheries Fund
Kilmore Quay harbour, Ireland
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).
CFP reform – Council agrees on June deadline
Fisheries Ministers, at the meeting of the Council of 28 January, fully endorsed the ambitions of the Irish Presidency to reach a political agreement on the reform of the CFP before mid 2013.
Council endorses the Commission's Arctic Policy
On Thursday 31 January, the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union gave its full support to the joint Communication on developing an EU policy for the Arctic adopted in June 2012 by the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Questions and Answers on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy
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.
Funding Opportunities
Publications and studies
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