EU Fishing Negotiations for 2020

Early on the morning of Wednesday 18 December, EU fishery ministers in Brussels reached a political agreement on the 2020 catch limits for over seventy commercial fishing stocks.   Introduction: Why does this happen? The EU aims to set EU-wide rules to manage the fishing practise of the EU fleet through the Common Fisheries Policy…

European Movement Ireland congratulates Emily O’Reilly on re-election as European Ombudsman

Wednesday, 18 December 2019:  Noelle O Connell, Executive Director of European Movement Ireland today congratulated Emily O’Reilly on being re-elected as European Ombudsman. Ms O’Reilly topped today’s second round election in the European Parliament and was re-elected with 320 votes in favour, out of 600 votes cast. Her second mandate as Ombudsman will last for…