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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2021-2027

06-10-2020

As part of the next EU budget framework for the 2021-2027 period, the European Commission proposed a new regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in order to continue the support to the common fisheries policy and the integrated maritime policy. The new fund would give the Member States more flexibility in the implementation of the priorities. Small-scale coastal fisheries and outermost regions would receive greater preferential treatment. Support for permanent cessation and ...

As part of the next EU budget framework for the 2021-2027 period, the European Commission proposed a new regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in order to continue the support to the common fisheries policy and the integrated maritime policy. The new fund would give the Member States more flexibility in the implementation of the priorities. Small-scale coastal fisheries and outermost regions would receive greater preferential treatment. Support for permanent cessation and temporary cessation would be supported under strict conditions. It further proposes increased support for international ocean governance and stronger synergies with other EU policies. The fund is also expected to contribute to the development of the blue economy and support the EU's climate objectives. In reaction to the coronavirus crisis, the Commission published in May 2020 a revised multiannual financial framework proposal, significantly reducing the budget cut for the EMFF as compared to its initial proposal. Both Parliament and Council have agreed positions on the proposal, and trilogue negotiations started in November 2019. An important area of discussion is subsidies to fishing vessels, on which both co-legislators want to go further than the Commission proposal. The next trilogue meeting is scheduled for 29 October 2020. Fourth edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure

Aplicación del régimen de control actual de la pesca de la Unión por parte de los Estados miembros (2014-2019)

16-07-2020

El presente estudio evalúa la aplicación del régimen de control actual de la pesca de la Unión por parte de los Estados miembros. Se centra en la aplicación de los procedimientos nacionales de infracción, las sanciones y el sistema de puntos para las infracciones graves entre 2014 y 2019. La investigación muestra los resultados sobre la base de las entrevistas y las respuestas a encuestas de diecisiete de los veintidós Estados miembros ribereños y presenta estudios de caso para los siete países que ...

El presente estudio evalúa la aplicación del régimen de control actual de la pesca de la Unión por parte de los Estados miembros. Se centra en la aplicación de los procedimientos nacionales de infracción, las sanciones y el sistema de puntos para las infracciones graves entre 2014 y 2019. La investigación muestra los resultados sobre la base de las entrevistas y las respuestas a encuestas de diecisiete de los veintidós Estados miembros ribereños y presenta estudios de caso para los siete países que figuran a continuación: Alemania, Dinamarca, España, Francia, Irlanda, Italia y Lituania.

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Blomeyer & Sanz: Margarita SANZ, Kim STOBBERUP, Roland BLOMEYER

Marketing of and trade in fishery and aquaculture products in the EU

14-07-2020

The European Union is the world's largest market for fishery and aquaculture products, with a total value of extra-EU imports and exports reaching €26.6 billion in 2018. The consumption of fish in the EU exceeded 24 kg per capita in 2017, with the highest consumption levels in Portugal and Spain. In terms of production, the EU-27, excluding the United Kingdom, ranks sixth globally. This includes catches taken by EU vessels on the high seas and in the waters of third countries. The EU's self sufficiency ...

The European Union is the world's largest market for fishery and aquaculture products, with a total value of extra-EU imports and exports reaching €26.6 billion in 2018. The consumption of fish in the EU exceeded 24 kg per capita in 2017, with the highest consumption levels in Portugal and Spain. In terms of production, the EU-27, excluding the United Kingdom, ranks sixth globally. This includes catches taken by EU vessels on the high seas and in the waters of third countries. The EU's self sufficiency ratio of 43 % in fishery and aquaculture products is rather low. As a result, internal demand is primarily met through imports. To ensure the supply of fish to the EU fish-processing industry, import duties are removed or reduced for a number of fishery products up to a specific annual import volume. In addition, products can enter the EU market, at zero or a reduced rate of duty, from countries with which the EU has a free trade agreement in force, or from developing countries that can export to the EU under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP). In addition to tariffs, fish imports are subject to EU food hygiene regulations, which set out sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, and the EU's common fisheries policy (CFP). The CFP requirements include EU marketing standards − covering freshness and size categories − and specific labelling requirements that go beyond those required for other food products, for example the obligation to indicate the catch area and the main fishing gear used. Other market areas regulated by the EU cover the support and organisation of professional bodies and exemptions to competition rules. On the one hand, most market intervention mechanisms, such as withdrawal schemes and reference prices, have been removed since the most recent reform of the CFP in 2013. On the other hand, the EU fishing industry now has greater responsibility in the management of supply and demand. The submission of yearly production and marketing plans has become an obligation for all recognised producer organisations.

What if insects were on the menu in Europe?

03-07-2020

Insects, while commonly consumed elsewhere in the world, have long been off the menu in Europe – but they could soon be creeping their way onto our plates. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is now gaining serious interest – is it set to take Europe by swarm?

Insects, while commonly consumed elsewhere in the world, have long been off the menu in Europe – but they could soon be creeping their way onto our plates. Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is now gaining serious interest – is it set to take Europe by swarm?

'Farm to Fork' strategy: Striving for healthy and sustainable food

17-06-2020

Launched on 20 May 2020, the 'Farm to Fork' strategy put forward the EU’s ambition for making its food system a model of sustainability at all stages of the food value chain. Ahead of the desired engagement of institutions, stakeholders and citizens in a broad debate, the strategy is already high on the agri-food community’s agenda.

Launched on 20 May 2020, the 'Farm to Fork' strategy put forward the EU’s ambition for making its food system a model of sustainability at all stages of the food value chain. Ahead of the desired engagement of institutions, stakeholders and citizens in a broad debate, the strategy is already high on the agri-food community’s agenda.

Acuerdo de pesca de la UE con Cabo Verde

11-06-2020

Durante el período parcial de sesiones de junio, el Parlamento tiene previsto someter a votación su aprobación a la celebración de un nuevo Protocolo de aplicación del Acuerdo de pesca de la UE con la República de Cabo Verde. El Protocolo, que permite a los buques de la Unión pescar atunes en las aguas de Cabo Verde, tiene como objetivo promover una política pesquera sostenible y una explotación responsable de los recursos pesqueros, así como el desarrollo de la economía azul de Cabo Verde.

Durante el período parcial de sesiones de junio, el Parlamento tiene previsto someter a votación su aprobación a la celebración de un nuevo Protocolo de aplicación del Acuerdo de pesca de la UE con la República de Cabo Verde. El Protocolo, que permite a los buques de la Unión pescar atunes en las aguas de Cabo Verde, tiene como objetivo promover una política pesquera sostenible y una explotación responsable de los recursos pesqueros, así como el desarrollo de la economía azul de Cabo Verde.

Acuerdo de pesca UE-Santo Tomé y Príncipe

11-06-2020

Los buques pesqueros de la Unión llevan mucho tiempo faenando en aguas de la República Democrática de Santo Tomé y Príncipe, en el marco de un acuerdo bilateral de pesca de la Unión. Se espera que la celebración de un nuevo protocolo para la aplicación de este acuerdo se someta a votación para su aprobación en el Parlamento durante el período parcial de sesiones de junio. El protocolo concede a la flota de la Unión derechos de acceso para pescar atún en aguas santotomenses. Además, tiene como objetivo ...

Los buques pesqueros de la Unión llevan mucho tiempo faenando en aguas de la República Democrática de Santo Tomé y Príncipe, en el marco de un acuerdo bilateral de pesca de la Unión. Se espera que la celebración de un nuevo protocolo para la aplicación de este acuerdo se someta a votación para su aprobación en el Parlamento durante el período parcial de sesiones de junio. El protocolo concede a la flota de la Unión derechos de acceso para pescar atún en aguas santotomenses. Además, tiene como objetivo fomentar la explotación sostenible de los recursos pesqueros en la región y apoyar el desarrollo del sector pesquero local.

Acuerdo de pesca de la Unión con Guinea-Bisáu

11-06-2020

Durante el período parcial de sesiones de junio, el Parlamento tiene previsto someter a votación la concesión de su aprobación a la celebración de un nuevo Protocolo del Acuerdo de asociación pesquera existente de la Unión con la República de Guinea-Bisáu. Además de conceder posibilidades de pesca a los buques de la Unión en aguas de Guinea-Bisáu, el Protocolo tiene por objeto fomentar la explotación sostenible de los recursos pesqueros y apoyar los esfuerzos de Guinea-Bisáu en el desarrollo de su ...

Durante el período parcial de sesiones de junio, el Parlamento tiene previsto someter a votación la concesión de su aprobación a la celebración de un nuevo Protocolo del Acuerdo de asociación pesquera existente de la Unión con la República de Guinea-Bisáu. Además de conceder posibilidades de pesca a los buques de la Unión en aguas de Guinea-Bisáu, el Protocolo tiene por objeto fomentar la explotación sostenible de los recursos pesqueros y apoyar los esfuerzos de Guinea-Bisáu en el desarrollo de su economía azul.

Three critical issues in EU-UK relations

08-06-2020

Following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) on 1 February 2020, the EU and the UK launched negotiations on a new partnership agreement, to come into effect at the end of the transition period, scheduled for 31 December 2020. The negotiations are intended to address nearly all the domains covered in the Political Declaration negotiated by both parties alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, including trade and economics, fisheries, thematic cooperation, and internal ...

Following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) on 1 February 2020, the EU and the UK launched negotiations on a new partnership agreement, to come into effect at the end of the transition period, scheduled for 31 December 2020. The negotiations are intended to address nearly all the domains covered in the Political Declaration negotiated by both parties alongside the Withdrawal Agreement, including trade and economics, fisheries, thematic cooperation, and internal and external security. As far as negotiations on the future economic relationship are concerned, while the parties agree in principle on an exceptional zero-tariff and zero-quota comprehensive and balanced free trade agreement (FTA) aiming for as 'frictionless' trade as possible, they still disagree on major aspects of the economic partnership, especially fisheries and level playing-field (LPF) commitments. The EU wants the future agreement in the fisheries domain to retain the status quo as far as possible, including reciprocal access to waters in return for access to markets and quota-shares that are based on historical fishing patterns. The EU also insists that an effective LPF would ensure fair competition. After the third round of talks, which took place in May 2020, the UK's chief negotiator, David Frost, said that the EU proposal on fisheries was ‘simply not realistic’, and it was unacceptable that the LPF binds the UK to EU law or standards; if need be, the UK would aim for a less ambitious FTA. The EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said that negotiating an FTA providing for tariffs would be far more time-consuming, and the EU would still demand the same LPF commitments because 'open and fair competition is not a "nice-to-have", it is a "must-have" '. Following the fourth round of negotiations, from 2 to 5 June, the positions therefore still seemed irreconcilable. However, the long stand-off in the earlier negotiations on UK withdrawal had seemed equally irreconcilable before the final agreement was reached and then ratified. One area in which the two sides did manage to agree in those negotiations is the financial settlement included in the Withdrawal Agreement. While that settlement is now being implemented, it had initially been seen as one of the more difficult areas of the withdrawal negotiations.

World Oceans Day 2020

05-06-2020

Every year, 8 June marks World Oceans Day, celebrated since 1992 and officially designated by the United Nations in 2008. Its aim is to raise global awareness of the crucial role oceans play in sustaining life on earth and our duty to protect its rich marine biodiversity and to use its resources sustainably. This year's specific theme, 'Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean', highlights the need for innovative solutions to deal with the challenges oceans are facing. World Oceans Day also offers an opportunity ...

Every year, 8 June marks World Oceans Day, celebrated since 1992 and officially designated by the United Nations in 2008. Its aim is to raise global awareness of the crucial role oceans play in sustaining life on earth and our duty to protect its rich marine biodiversity and to use its resources sustainably. This year's specific theme, 'Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean', highlights the need for innovative solutions to deal with the challenges oceans are facing. World Oceans Day also offers an opportunity to take stock of progress, globally and in the EU.

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