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Official position of the Finnish government on fisheries transparency

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Dear Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU,

Under Finland’s Publicity of Public Authorities Act 621/1999 (Laki viranomaisten toiminnan julkisuudesta), I kindly request access to any document in your possession on the position of the Finnish government on the amendments proposed by the European Parliament on 10 March 2021 on the EU fisheries control Regulation.

I am specifically interested in the amendments to articles 93 and 113 to of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 - the EU Fisheries Control Regulation, which are currently being discussed in trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission.

I am requesting documents, including emails and meeting minutes, that include information on the position of the Finnish government on the above.

Given that the trilogue discussions are ongoing, I would appreciate a speedy response to my request.

I remain at your disposal should you need further information.

Yours faithfully,
Martina Tombini
Access Info Europe

Latvus Sara (UE), Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

Dear Ms Tombini,

I hope you will get your answers from the Foreign Office Arcives (CC).

With warm regards,
Sara

Sara Latvus
Assistant
Coreper l
+32 (0)479 79 22 30
[email address]
 
Permanent Representation of Finland to the European Union
Avenue de Cortenbergh 80 B-1000 Brussels
finland.eu
 

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Vilhunen Jarmo (UE), Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

Dear Martina Tombini

Thank you very much for your request. Based on 15§ 1 mom. of the Publicity of Public Authorities Act, your request has been transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Helsinki.

Kind regards
Jarmo Vilhunen
Counsellor, Fisheries and natural resources
Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU
Av de Cortenbergh 80, 1000, Bruxelles
[email address]
p. +32473525817

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Paloposki Jyrki (UM), Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU

Dear Martina Tombini,

Thank you very much for your request 11^th October 2021 to Permanent
Representation of Finland to the EU. Based on section 15 (1) of  the
Publicity of Public Authorities Act, your request has been transferred to
the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Helsinki.

(cc: registry of the ministry)

Best regards

Jyrki Paloposki

Jyrki Paloposki

Senior Officer

Unit for Information and Service Management

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

 

+358 295 350517

[1][email address]

 

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Kukka Harri (MMM),

Dear Martina Tombini,

Thank you for your interest in the Finnish positions concerning amendments
proposed by the European Parliament. You have requested on the 11th of
October 2021 access to any document in the possession of the Permanent
Representation of Finland to the EU on the position of the Finnish
government on the amendments proposed by the European Parliament on 10
March 2021 on the EU fisheries control Regulation. You are specifically
interested in the amendments to articles 93 and 113 of Regulation (EC) No
1224/2009. 

Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU has transferred the request
to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the 5th of November 2021.

Your request for information is registered in the case management system
of the Government under number VN/28440/2021.

The answer to your request is the following:

The Finnish positions on articles 93 and 113  are shortly mentioned only
in a Council document where Finnish comments on the amendments proposed by
the European Parliament were given. Any official meeting minutes or
e-mails concerning position making on the amendments on articles 93 or 113
have not been drafted or submitted. These articles are not among the main
concerns of Finland in the revision package and they have not been a major
topic of discussions.

The positions taken are based on public position making by the Finnish
Parliament and it can be found in the website of the Parliament. The
relevant formulation can be found in the opinion of the Agriculture and
Forestry Committee, which was confirmed by the Grand Committee:

[1]https://www.eduskunta.fi/FI/vaski/Lausun...  

In the context of your request attention should be paid to the convergent
positions of the Government and the Parliament according to which
fisheries control must be adapted to the specific characteristics of each
area and form of fishing, and any mandatory requirements and methods
oversized with the objectives of the common fisheries policy should not be
introduced. In this light, Finland has expressed the following positions:

Article 93, paragraph 2: "Stick to GA", where GA means Council General
Approach. Other paragraphs of the Article 93 were not commented.

Article 113: "Cannot support EP", where EP means European Parliament.

I hope this reply answers to your question. According to section 14 of the
Act on the Openness of Government Activities 621/1999, you may, if you
wish, obtain a decision from the authority on this matter, which in the
event of a negative decision includes a right of appeal to an
administrative court. The decision would be given in Finnish or Swedish.

If you wish to transfer your information request case to the Ministry of
Agriculture and Forestry for official decision, please notify the Registry
of the Ministry ([email address]) and refer to case number
VN/28440/2021.

Yours faithfully,

 

Harri Kukka

Ministerial Adviser

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Natural Resources Department

+358 40 775 2080, [email address]

 

 

 

Lähettäjä: Paloposki Jyrki (UM) <[email address]>
Lähetetty: perjantai 5. marraskuuta 2021 15.24
Vastaanottaja: [FOI #10052 email]
Kopio: Kirjaamo MMM <[email address]>
Aihe: FW: Tietopyyntö

 

Dear Martina Tombini,

Thank you very much for your request 11^th October 2021 to Permanent
Representation of Finland to the EU. Based on section 15 (1) of  the
Publicity of Public Authorities Act, your request has been transferred to
the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Helsinki.

(cc: registry of the ministry)

Best regards

Jyrki Paloposki

Jyrki Paloposki

Senior Officer

Unit for Information and Service Management

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

 

+358 295 350517

[2][email address]

 

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