Danish fisheries Association welcomes the signals from the EU on Brexit compensation
The Danish Fisheries Association has welcomed EU signals that compensation to the fishing industry for Brexit does not contravene EU State Aid Rules.
Ever since it became clear on Christmas Eve that Brexit will be an expensive affair for the Danish fishermen, the Danish Fisheries Association (DFPO) has fought for the Danish fishermen to have full and fair compensation for the Brexit losses. Therefore, the DFPO looks with great interest at the latest message from the EU Commission, which states that it is still possible to give Danish fishermen compensation after Brexit.
“This is really good news. The Danish fishermen deserve compensation for the losses they have inadvertently suffered. This message from the EU Commission paves the way, and I am pleased with the great work we have done to ensure that the Danish fishermen receive compensation finally begin to bear fruit,” says chairman of the Danish Fisheries Association Svend-Erik Andersen.
Big praise to Søren Gade
In the Danish Fisheries Association, it has been noted to that extent that Søren Gade (V), from his seat in the European Parliament, has fought the fishermen’s cause throughout the Brexit process, and has not at any time given up the fight despite the EU the system is heavy to deal with.
“Søren Gade has made a manly effort for the Danish fishermen in this case. We are, of course, grateful for that. The work Søren has done can end up making a big difference for a lot of people who are employed in the fishing industry. That is why the work is worth its weight in gold, and he deserves great praise for that,” says Svend-Erik Andersen.
Looking forward to clarification
The Danish Fisheries Association is now looking forward to the political negotiations that Minister of Fisheries Rasmus Prehn will convene after the autumn holidays. The reality is that it is still up to the Folketing to implement the so-called Brexit reserve.
The DFPO chairman is very optimistic about the forthcoming negotiations.
“I would like to acknowledge that Rasmus Prehn has quickly grabbed the ball and indicated that the negotiations on the Brexit reserve are just around the corner. I would also like to acknowledge that the Minister has stated on several occasions that his wish is for fishermen to be compensated for the quotas lost. There has generally been broad political agreement that fisheries should be helped through Brexit. That is why I think there is reason for optimism.”