Crucial talks on the reform of the Common European Fisheries Policy (CFP) get under way in the second day (14th May) of the Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels.
European ministers of agriculture and fisheries are willing to find a compromise with the European Parliament and the Commission on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform before the end of June, was heard during the last Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries which took place in Brussels on 13 May 2013.
Lithuania, the small Baltic country that will take over the rotating EU presidency on 1 July, will have to deal with extremely heavy dossiers, such as the adoption of several items of legislation needed to implement the EU budget for the next seven years.
EU will continue the fight against malaria, European development commissioner Andris Piebalgs said on the occasion of the world malaria day, celebrated this year on April 25.
The European Parliament is debating a draft biopiracy law requiring industry to ask for the written consent of local or indigenous people before exploring their region’s genetic resources or making use of their traditional know-how and compensate them accordingly.