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Author: Vanya Vulperhorst, Oceana Today’s agreement by EU bodies on a new regulation governing the European Union’s extensive external fishing fleet is a momentous step towards building sustainable fisheries globally and deserves wholehearted praise. After almost two years of negotiations, the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council of Fisheries Ministers have agreed on a… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

The Commission has just received more than one million signatures opposing glyphosate, the active substance which had its approval extended until the end of 2017. Since the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) conclusion that the substance is not carcinogenic, the Commission is leaning towards granting a new 10-year authorisation. And now we have a million EU… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

This month’s first-ever United Nations Oceans Conference and the upcoming Our Ocean meeting to be hosted by the EU, put robust governance of our oceans and sustainable use of marine resources to the forefront as perhaps never before. With this in mind, the world’s largest market for seafood, the EU, must ensure the most ambitious… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

By Elias Papadopoulos, Political Consultant In early March the European Commission published a Roadmap on the Evaluation of the Regulation on the functioning of the internal market. In place since 1998, an assessment of the Regulation is indeed long overdue. Perhaps nowhere is intra-EU free trade more problematic than when it comes to food. As… » read more

  Posted by The Whitehouse Consultancy

2017 begins under a busy schedule for the newly appointed Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union. For the next six months, the smallest member of the European Union, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is undertaking an ambitious leadership for the first time. Maritime affairs, with its potential for growth, competitiveness and… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

by Hanna Saarinen Agriculture plays a vital role in the development of societies and economies – but it has been neglected and underfunded for a long time. This has been changing lately: governments are increasingly turning to private sector companies to generate investment. Following this line, the European Commission’s proposal for a new European Consensus… » read more

  Posted by Oxfam's EU Advocacy office in Brussels

Lasse Gustavsson is the Executive Director of Oceana in Europe, the world’s largest international advocacy organisation focused solely on marine conservation.   For the first time ever, we know the full potential of fish recovery in Europe and it’s good news! If we fully implement the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and manage stocks sustainably, fish… » read more

  Posted by Oceana Europe

Thoughts from Lausanne

Guest blog post by Franc Bogovic MEP. I recently accepted an invitation from Nestlé to visit their research facilities in Lausanne. Food looks deceptively simple. People are making yoghurts, biscuits, ice creams for ages. The processes are always the same: boiling, steaming, churning, drying, freezing… Nothing high tech about it. And yet, why is Nestlé… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

Guest blog post by Edward Stern. ‘Are they still fishing this?’ replied Dr. George Rose in an email earlier this year. I had written to Rose asking about cod length at first spawning, or the typical size of cod when they are sexually mature. Growth of this species, Gadus morhua, is regulated within a general… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

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