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EU fishing directors enjoy light workload at global warming conference.

A TWO-day meeting in Hamburg of European Union (EU) fisheries directors on the impact of global warming on fish stocks involved just over four hours of conferring, amidst a stay in a luxury hotel, a "sailing and feasting" cruise of the city harbour and a tour of an Airbus factory. Directors then lunched at their billet, the Steigenberger Hotel, which markets itself as "Hanseatic and cosmopolitan", boasting that "behind [its] elegant red-brick facade, luxury and total relaxation awaits." Their global warming discussions took up one four-and-half-hour afternoon, punctuated by a scheduled coffee break. The trip was organised by the EU's current German presidency.
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Author:Nuthall, Keith
Publication:International News
Article Type:Conference news
Date:May 1, 2007
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