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This week in Europe: 4-7 February

MEPs vote against discards and for sustainable fisheries across Europe

On Wednesday, MEPs voted for an ambitious reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by 502 to 137 votes.

Chris Davies, who founded the cross-party MEP campaign group Fish For the Future, commented after the historic vote:

Today’s overwhelming support for EU fisheries reform from MEPs across all parties and nationalities puts us in a very strong negotiation position with Member States in the Council of Ministers. The Irish Presidency has made clear it wants to complete the reform by June.

People across Europe have said that we must

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  • User AvatarHywel 5th Mar - 6:28pm
    Chris - but note also the methodology split http://www2.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2015/03/02/the-great-methodology-divide-all-the-con-leads-are-from-phone-polls-all-but-one-of-the-lab-leads-are-from-online-surveys/
  • User AvatarPBBrown 5th Mar - 6:14pm
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    "and that’s before we get on to the specifically LD things like the pupil premium." There was already extra funding for poorer communities before. Only...
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