Eurosceptics often argue that the EU “can’t be reformed” because it is too complex. Yet, the reform of the common fisheries policy (CFP) in 2013 showed the contrary: a policy heavily criticized within the Union was reformed from inside to the satisfaction of its main critics. The presentation will explain how this reform was possible, what were the drivers and the challenges ahead.
About the Speaker: Mr. Ernesto Penas Lado has been the Director of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs for the European Commission since 2007. He was critical in helping conclude the negotiations for a major reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, which was adopted in May 2013. He has worked in maritime affairs, policy, analysis and research for over 30 years. He started his long career as a marine biologist at the Instituto Español de Oceanografía in Galicia, Spain. His vast and enduring experiences in the field offer a wealth of knowledge around oceanography, policy, and research.
Location: McGowan MG102
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- Graduate School of International Policy and Management