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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

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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

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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

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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

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Guest blog post by Eszter Hidas, WWF European Policy Office. It is not surprising that the world’s largest Seafood Expo takes place in Europe every year – indeed, this reflects the fact that the EU is the world’s number 1 destination for seafood exports. With this position of course comes great responsibility, and the Expo,… » read more

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Genval, 4th April, 2016 – Yes, it would, because – strangely enough – this time the industry is asking for more regulation: public health and consumer protection NGOs are united with processed food industry giants on the ban of industrially produced trans fats. Since this is a strange alliance of organisations usually having conflicting (private… » read more

  Posted by My European Civil Voice - Zoltán Massay-Kosubek @EU_ZMK

  Two studies came out (just in time for Pesticide Action Week) that question the cost to society of pesticides and other chemicals. The logic is simple: Chemicals cost societies billions of dollars, therefore removing them would save money. I am a little troubled by such a simplistic view – like any statistical analysis, you… » read more

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