The European Commission has published and announced public consultations regarding evaluation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 of 18 September 2007 establishing measures for the recovery of the stock of European eel. The objectives of the consultations are to: (1) analyse and integrate the views and experiences of those that are directly affected by implementation of the Eel Regulation and (2) gather the views of citizens and wider stakeholder community on the issues related to the implementation of the Eel Regulation.

The public consultation¬† will be made available in several EU languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Czech, Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian, Slovenian) via the Commission’s central public consultations page in October20 18 for a minimum period of 12 weeks. Upon closure of the consultation, all contributions will be published alongwith a synopsis of all consultation events and feedbacks.

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For more information visit http://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiative/ares-2018-1986447.