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intergroup meeting: Boosting resource-efficiency - Maintaining competitiveness and ensuring Green Growth in Europe
In times of economic crisis, high unemployment rates, and threat of supply shortage of raw materials competitiveness of European industries is at the heart of European policies and strategies to boost economic growth and jobs. Furthermore, resource-efficiency is also at the heart of key European initiatives.
This meeting will seek to demonstrate that there are untapped resources in Europe that should be used as an opportunity to stimulate Europe’s industrial power and ensure that other regions of the world do not surpass Europe in the race to being resource-efficient and competitive.
EBCD fisheries and aquaculture newsletter april 2013
What you can read about this month:
- CFP reform talks at crossroads - read this article
- Marine Strategy Framework Directive - read this article
- Coordination to boost aquaculture development - read this article
- 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress - read this article
- Deep Sea Species - more information
- Guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries - more information
European Minerals Day 2013, 6-8 may
“The European mineral raw materials sector – an essential, innovative industry throughout the value chain”
On the occasion of the
European Minerals Day 2013, the
European mineral raw materials sectors organised an exhibition in
European Parliament (6-8 May) with the aim of enhancing the understanding about
of mineral raw materials in innovation, resource efficiency,
It illustrated how mineral raw materials contribute to
resource efficiency through the whole value chain, from extraction,
and transformation, downstream uses to recycling.
New Common Fisheries Policy: “To draw an utopist and idealistic CFP is to compel fishermen not to comply” said MEP Patrão Neves
A recent study done by the North Atlantic Fisheries College in Scotland found that contrary to what has been said, fishing mortality has dramatically decreased year on year by 50 % and that stocks of cod have doubled, those of plaice have trebled, while stocks of hake have quadrupled. MEP Stevenson said: “It is of great interest to us to look at how working fishermen have to deal with pressures from the public, and yet deal on a day-to-day basis with the most dangerous profession in the world to bring fresh and high quality fish to our tables.”
Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime, UNODC 22nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
In the margins of the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 22nd Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, a side event on “Transnational Organised Fisheries Crime” took place in Vienna on 22 April 2013. Chaired by the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), which has previously organised two meetings on this theme in the European Parliament, the meeting counted with the presence of Ms. Marcela Chacón Castro, Vice Minister of the Interior, Police and Security from Costa Rica, Mr. Juan Sáinz Herrero, Deputy Director General of Legal Affairs from the General Secretariat of Fisheries from Spain, and Mr. Gunnar Stølsvik, Chair of the Interpol Fisheries Crime Working Group.
MEETING: Roundtable on European Island’s Challenges, 7 may 16:00-18:00
framework of the United Nations year on Small Islands in 2014, a debate is
organised with the president of the GLISPA Steering Committee, Ambassador Ronny
Jumeau, in order to analyse in detail the situation and role of islands within
European and international policies.