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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: THE BELL RINGS FOR THE FINAL PLENARY SESSION NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Day, 6 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
This week marks the end of the 7th legislature of the European Parliament. During the past four and a half years, we have achieved a lot together with the Members of the Committee on Fisheries and with the European Parliament as a whole. For the firs...
EUROPEAN UNION AND SOMALIA NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
  Fight against piracy was one of the priorities of the 4th EU-Africa Summit, held this week in Brussels. Our Joint Declaration emphasizes the need to increasingly work together to ensure maritime security. Piracy is one of the threats to secure...
BRINGING TOGETHER EU LEADERS AND CITIZENS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
On March 27th I took part in the Pan-European Citizens’ Dialogue in Brussels, with citizens from all across the EU. Together with Commissioner Olli Rehn we discussed with participants on “Overcoming the crisis: solidity and solidarity&rdq...
THEY SAY OLD HABITS DIE HARD… NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
  From fish egg to adult fish, all species follow important stages of development. And we definitely need to respect this life cycle. Even more now that the state of the stocks is alarming in the Mediterranean. The maths are simple: for one juve...
LESS IS MORE: WE NEED A GLOBAL STRATEGY TO END FISHING OVERCAPACITY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
This week, I have chosen to share the floor on my blog with Mr Pascal Lamy, Global Ocean Commissioner and former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation and Mr Trevor Manuel, Global Ocean Commission Co-Chair and former Finance Minister of So...
FOR A EUROPEAN MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Today, the Commission adopted the proposal I made together with Cathy Ashton on a European Maritime Security Strategy – for the first time ever in the EU. This has been a truly demanding endeavour. Our aim from the beginning was to produce a ho...
PROTECTING THE NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC MACKEREL NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Number of View: 1  Despite this autumn’s slightly more optimistic scientific advice, the North-East Atlantic stock of mackerel remains at risk. Yet, the EU and Coastal States (Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway) have been holding political...
COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM: MORE GROWTH AND JOBS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Number of View: 5  In times of economic crisis and with soaring unemployment records, the Commission’s first priority has to be sustainable growth with more and better jobs. To achieve this goal, our Blue Growth Strategy has identified in...
EUROPEAN PRINCIPLES NOT “A LA CARTE” NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Number of View: 8  This week-end, Switzerland came down with a narrow majority for a limitation of “mass immigration” through a popular referendum. This vote expressed the will to bring back strict quotas for immigration, from asylum...
EIGHT COUNTRIES, ONE SEA-BASIN, ONE STRATEGY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Number of View: 4  Following Member States’ support of macro-regional approaches, the Commission will table a concrete proposal for the Adriatic and Ionian region. Eight countries share this common sea-basin. For the first time, they will...
A NEW EUROPEAN MARITIME FUND NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Number of View: 2 Our new Fisheries policy was adopted last year. However one thing was still missing: its funding instrument. Discussions have been intensive. I am very glad to see that this week we have finally reached a much-awaited political agre...
NAUTILUS: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SEA NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Number of View: 4Last week I had the pleasure to visit the truly remarkable exhibition “Nautilus : Navigating Greece” in Brussels. It presents an extensive collection of inspiring exhibits, high quality art works from the past to current...
MORE AND BETTER EUROPE! NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
Number of View: 9 I visited London this week, while participating in a conference on EU reform. In these times where European ideals arouse scepticism, we, convinced Europeans, must restore citizens’ confidence in our institutions and move Euro...
BRINGING EUROPEAN RESEARCH FORWARD NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Number of View: 12Do you know that the biggest part of biodiversity on earth is found in the sea? Have you realised that our seas and oceans are the largest unexplored territories on earth? We need to discover more. A number of important achievements...
2013: WHEN SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES BECAME A REALITY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Number of View: 102013 marked a milestone in European fisheries. We successfully achieved our ambitious new Fisheries policy which will enter into force on January 1st 2014. This new policy finds a balance between environmental, economic and social s...
2014: MEDITERRANEAN PRESIDENCIES OF THE EU NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Number of View: 78  Two Mediterranean countries will successively hold the rotating Presidencies of the Council of the European Union in 2014: Greece will start in two weeks and Italy will take over in July. I am glad to see that they agreed on...
WARSAW CLIMATE TALKS: EU OUGHT TO PAVE THE WAY NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 4 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Number of View: 44 Following the Warsaw climate talks, it is not clear whether the new treaty to be signed in Paris in 2015 will deliver meaningful commitments to reduce carbon emissions. This is undoubtedly a setback but we should therefore consider...
A BLUE FUTURE FOR OUR OUTERMOST REGIONS NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 5 Months, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Number of View: 60  The European Union counts 8 so-called outermost regions, located far away from the European mainland, but which are part of Europe and integrated in the Union. These regions of important maritime activities will now benefit f...
OUR SUPPORT TO SMALL SCALE LOCAL FISHERIES NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 5 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Number of View: 186  Small scale fishery is not just an economic activity. It is a way of life. It greatly contributes to the progress and the flourishing of coastal communities, in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. This is why our...
HOW PHOTOGRAPHY CAN SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FISHING PRACTICES? NEW
Blog of Commissioner Damanaki 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
Number of View: 97 Last week I had the pleasure to host the Fishlove exhibition in Brussels. This on-going project has been created to raise awareness on non-sustainable fishing practices.   Fishlove approach brings together celebrities and famo...