The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, has invited Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries to appoint an Icelandic representative to participate in reviewing the EU Fisheries Policy.
The offer was mentioned by Michael Köhler, deputy head of the cabinet of Joe Borg, the European Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, at a meeting on the fisheries policies of EU and Iceland held on behalf of Bifröst University at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavík yesterday, Fréttabladid reports.
A so-called “green book” on the EU’s reviewed policy on fisheries is scheduled for publication in April this year and Köhler said the European Commission is keen on an Icelandic representative participating in that work.
Representatives of Iceland’s fishing industry are generally opposed to Iceland joining the EU.
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