6 months Early

Sweden Handles Northern EU Fishing

Sweden has agreed to take over responsibility for the EU’s fishing and environmental questions in the Baltic Sea region and in northern European waters - 6 months earlier than when Stockholm takes over the rotating EU presidency in July.

With no as sea coast of its own, the current president – the Czech Republic has also turned over such questions for southern Europe to former president France.

Environmentalists hoping that Sweden will push for a total ban on Baltic Cod fishing are expected to be disappointed - with Sweden saying that it will work for limited quotas to stop over over fishing but not total bans.

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