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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

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Guest blog post by Dr Basiron is the CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). How to grow the European economy? A question that has dominated European politics since the banking crisis. Speeches have been made, and solutions proffered, by Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker, and many others. The prescriptions differ, but one… » read more

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MEP Franc Bogovic is Member of the European Parliament since 2014. He represents the Slovenian People’s Party (SLS) in the European People’s Party (EPP) Political Group in the European Parliament. He is a substitute at the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. He was the Minister for agriculture and environment in the tenth Government of… » read more

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Guest blog post by Gustaf Almqvist, Ph D, researcher, fish ecology and fisheries, at Baltic Eye/Baltic Sea Center at Stockholm University. The new multi-annual plan for fisheries in the Baltic Sea, which today has been formally adopted by the European Parliament, will be able to provide Baltic fishermen with better stability and opportunities for long-term… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The number of EU agencies has only been on the rise in the past few decades as well as their importance, especially in addressing crisis, such as the BSE (mad cow) catastrophe and the oil tanker Erika crisis in the 1990s and the more recent financial and refugee crises. Yet, the mushrooming of EU agencies… » read more

  Posted by TARN

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