A political agreement on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) is now in place following protracted negotiations between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Ministers.
The fund is worth €6.5 billion to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in the EU for the period 2014 to 2020.
Negotiations on the EMFF broke down before Christmas due to a disagreement over the allocation of funding for data collection and control.
MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher today confirmed that a broad political agreement including all technical issues is now in place at an EU level.
Mr. Gallagher stated today “I am pleased that a broad political agreement is in place for the EMFF, which is the last major EU fund still to be formally adopted for the period 2014 to 2020.”
For full story see Thursday’s Donegal Democrat.