We are now living under a Danish Presidency in the European Union as the system of rotation goes on. Its work programme on the fisheries was presented at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting. In parenthesis, it has to be noted that the European Union does not go in for mundane matters like legislation through elected legislative assemblies, however one calls them but through administrative work programmes that continue regardless of electoral cycles.
Regarding the fisheries policy reform, the Council will aim to conclude the debate on the reform package, which consists of a new basic regulation, a new common market organisation and a new European maritime and fisheries fund for 2014-2020.
Not a particularly ambitious programme and no mention of the real CFP that should come into its own this year.