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Common Fisheries Policy: EU ministers agree on agriculture, fisheries policies

Lisbon: Agriculture and fisheries ministers of EU member states on Tuesday closed an agreement pledging to maintain and improve the current Common Agricultural Policy and the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy. The agreement was reportedly reached at a meeting in Lisbon promoted by the Portuguese President of the Council of the European Union.

Portuguese Maritime Affairs Minister Ricardo Santos said that all participants confirmed the progress achieved in fisheries policy since 2014. "indisputable" is. He said that all his European counterparts agreed that the exploitation of resources "in sustainable conditions from an environmental, economic and social point of view" should be done. "highlighted the need to strengthen the principle of equity between the European fleet and those of third countries," They said. The ministers also discussed an agreement on the future Common Agricultural Policy for the period 2023-2027.

The EU must keep the fishing sector sustainable and competitive, which "Creates wealth and jobs with stability and future horizons," Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Luis Planas said.

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