Only 10 MEPs from the European Parliament’ Fisheries Committee are re-elected: new opportunities to pitch fish welfare?
31 May 2019
Only 10 of the 27 outgoing members of the Fisheries Committee (PECH) in the European Parliament were re-elected in the EU elections, four of them on borrowed time as Brexiteer MEPs.
Chair and vice-chairs were wiped clean as well.
A good level of expertise and previous experience in the field of maritime affairs have always been good starting prerequisites for being a member of this small but highly technical committee in the Parliament.
However, when the PECH Committee resumes its work in July, a lot of new faces will be around the room, as only 10 of the provisionally appointed MEPs had already been members in the past parliamentary term.
The days in the European Parliament are also numbered for four of them – David Coburn, Richard Corbett, Diane Dodds and Nathan Gill, as they are elected as British representatives and are supposed to pack up when Brexit will happen.
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