EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

EP rejects shameful agreement; Commission must go back to drawing board

The European Parliament today voted not to give its consent to a controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement (1). The Greens warmly welcomed the outcome of the vote and called on the Commission to come forward with a revised proposal under which the waters of Western Sahara are excluded from the EU...

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Future Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (Council Regulation (EC) No 764/2006 of 22 May 2006(1)), –   having regard to the current Protocol setting out the fishing opportunitie...


Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 12-15 December 2011

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week in Strasbourg include the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, ITER nuclear fusion and EU funds, single EU work permit, criminal proceedings and the right to information, the Euro crisis, banning environment-damaging phosphates and many others

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CFP Debate Begins for real

SNP MEP comments on Common Fisheries Policy

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has called for a fundamental rethink into key aspects of the Common Fisheries Policy as the European Parliament's reform deliberations got underway.  Mr Hudghton's comments were made as the Parliament held its first substantive debate following the publicatio...


EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

MEPs put narrow interests of Spanish and French fishing industry ahead of international law

The European Parliament fisheries committee today voted to recommend the EP give its consent to a controversial EU-Morocco fisheries agreement (1). The Greens strongly condemned the outcome of the vote, with Raül Romeva stating: "By recommending the EP endorse the controversial EU-Morocco fi...


Plenary Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg 14-18 November 2011

Priorities for the Greens during the plenary week included the European railway area, the nuclear energy research and EU funds, short selling and sovereign debt speculation, the UN climate change summit 2011, illegal fishing, honeybees and beekeeping

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Illegal fishing

EU must do more to tackle global illegal fishing

The European Parliament today adopted a report by Greens/EFA MEP Isabella Lövin on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The report highlights the particular responsibility of the EU to step up efforts to combat IUU fishing both by pushing for greater international efforts and by prope...


EU-Morocco fisheries deal

Double rejection of Morocco fisheries deal by EP committees

The budget and development committees of the European Parliament voted on Monday evening to reject extending the EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement. The votes, which were passed by large majorities, send a strong message ahead of a vote in the lead fisheries committee, that MEPs oppose this ...


Weekly Round-up

Debriefing of the week (including the plenary session in Brussels 12-13 October 2011)

Priorities for the Greens this week included the Green report on illegal fishing, the CAP reform, the preparation of the European Council, the debate on Schengen and Bulgaria/Romania, the situation in Ukraine and the debate on uprisings in Yemen and Bahrain.

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Illegal fishing

Isabella Lövin