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Friday, 20 October 2017
Belgium took over the 6-month rotating Council Presidency on 1 July but it still hasn't formed a new government after the elections in June where the Dutch-speaking N-VA and French-speaking Socialists (PS) emerged as the largest parties. We spoke to four MEPs from different parties and regions to ask what Belgium could bring to the EU during the 6 months of its EU Presidency.
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 adopted a regulation establishing a catch documentation programme for bluefin tuna, following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament under the ordinary legislative procedure.
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 held an exchange of views on the simplification of agriculture legislation following a presentation by the Commissioners in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development and Health and Consumer Policy, Dacian Ciolos and John Dalli, of the state of the play of the ongoing process in their respective area of responsibility.
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 had an exchange of views on the available policy options for the reform of the common fisheries policy (CFP) following a presentation by Commissioner Damanaki.
The 3025th Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Luxembourg on 29 June 2010 has hold an exchange of views on fishing opportunities for 2011 on the basis of the Commission's communication. The communication sets out the general approach to be taken by the Commission in formulating it sproposals for fishing opportunities in 2011.
Friday, 02 July 2010
New impetus for sustainable aquaculture and fisheries policy was given today in Strasbourg, following the adoption of two reports backed by European Socialists and Democrats. "The debate on fishery seems often to be a matter of intensive fishery vs. quotas.  

In FP7, marine related projects are to be found across all themes of the Specific programme COOPERATION.Theme 2: "Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies" plays a key role to support marine related research projects through 3 activities.

Thursday, 01 July 2010

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European Parliament (Brussels):
- 28th June: Meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
EU Presidency:
- 28th to 29th June (Luxembourg): Council of Agriculture and Fisheries
- 1st July: Belgium takes over the Presidency of the  European Union


For more information please consult the calendar on our webpage http://brussels.cta.int/

In the wake of huge depletion in stocks of bluefin tuna, EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki decided on the 9th June to ban large-scale bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic. The ban has already come into effect. The ban will apply until the end of the 2010 fishing season, explained European Commission spokesman Oliver Drewes.