THE EUROPEAN Union's fish processing industry should become an integral concern of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), a European Parliament report has claimed, with Member States being directed to encourage its companies to become financially independent. MEP's have voted to accept the report by German Christian Democrat Brigitte Langenhagen who said that state aid should only be paid out to processors in underdeveloped regions "which heavily depend on fisheries."

Her paper was highly critical of the European Commission's CFP green ...

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