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EU bans fish imports from Faroe Islands

20.08.13 @ 17:55

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The European Commission Tuesday banned imports of herring and mackerel from the Faroe Islands, escalating a conflict about alleged over-fishing. Brussels says it is trying "to protect stocks," while Faroese PM Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen says it is "ignoring international obligations" by imposing sanctions before all negotiation options are exhausted.

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