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Forest fires in Mediterranean and the Western Balkans


4.8.2021 – As forest fires continue affecting various regions in the Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, the European Commission is swiftly mobilising support to assist countries in limiting the spread of the fires and protect lives and livelihoods. Two Canadair firefighting airplanes from France are being sent to affected areas in Italy to start firefighting [...]

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Fishing quota

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17.8.2020 – Today, the Commission adopted a proposal for the fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas. With the proposed fishing quota for certain fish stock, the Commission is thus delivering on the political commitments made in the ‘MedFish4ever’ and the Sofia Declarations to promote sustainable management of fish stocks in [...]

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European Council on the Mediterranean crisis


On 23 April a special meeting of the European Council, dedicated to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, took place. Member states’ representatives agreed that “The situation in the Mediterranean is a tragedy”. They also pledged to strengthen presence at sea, to fight the traffickers, to prevent illegal migration flows and to reinforce internal solidarity [...]

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