EUROPEAN COMMISSION TABLES RIGHT OF MEMBER STATES TO GRANT AID FISH INDUSTRY RESEARCH

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Commission has announced this week (Mon Jul 7) that European Union (EU) member states can grant aid fisheries research projects without having to ask its permission. Brussels currently controls such subsidies on a case-by-case basis.
Under the new detailed rules suggested, fishing businesses could request 100% funding of projects from their national governments, although they would have to publish the results on the Internet for five years. The studies would have to be of general interest to other businesses within ...


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