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Oceans | 8th June 2021

Response from Commissioner Sinkevičius to joint NGO follow-up letter about transparency in EU-UK bilateral and EU-UK-Norway trilateral negotiations on fishing opportunities
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Response from Commissioner Sinkevičius to joint NGO follow-up letter about transparency in EU-UK bilateral and EU-UK-Norway trilateral negotiations on fishing opportunities

This is the Commissioner’s response to the joint NGO follow-up letter about transparency in negotiations on fishing opportunities between the UK and the EU and stakeholder participation in the work of the Specialised Committee on Fisheries, sent on 19 March 2021. In his response, the Commissioner reaffirms his commitment to improved transparency and accountability both in the TAC negotiations and under the Specialised Committee on Fisheries. He also refers to the Civil Society Forum and the Domestic Advisory Group(s) to be established under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and the willingness to continue debriefs between the negotiating teams and NGOs.

Read the initial joint NGO letter co-signed by 13 NGOs here.

Read the Commissioner’s response to this letter here.

Read the follow-up letter jointly sent by the NGOs in response to the Commissioner’s reply here.

Read a similar UK-focused letter jointly sent by the NGOs to Victoria Prentis here.

Read Minister Prentis’ response here.

Read a similar letter jointly sent by German NGOs to the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, here.

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