Review of the legislation managing the Welsh crustacean fisheries »The crustacean fisheries are the mainstay of the Welsh fishing industry, with £3.8 million worth of crustaceans landed into Wales in 2012.Learn more »
£50 on-the-spot fine for people caught smoking in cars carrying children proposed in Wales
People in Wales could face a £50 on-the-spot fine if they are caught flouting a ban on smoking in cars carrying children under plans unveiled by the Welsh Government.
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- Minister sets out plans to help Welsh nature thrive
- £50 on-the-spot fine for people caught smoking in cars carrying children proposed in Wales
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- Draft Undertaking Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments guidance
- Reservoir Safety in Wales: Consultation on the Commencement of Schedule 4 to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010
- Consultation on changes to the EU Pet Travel Scheme
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
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Section highlightThe Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) BillThe Bill strengthens existing governance arrangements for improving the well-being of Wales to ensure that present needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
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This page contains information on the activities that make up International Affairs.
The European and External Affairs Division is responsible for External Relations and activities fall into four broad categories:
Public Diplomacy issues and international relationships
We maintain links between the Welsh Government and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and provide advice on matters of diplomacy. We also offer strategic and practical guidance related to our links with other regions throughout the World and explore opportunities for developing further formal and informal links of benefit to Wales.
Formal government links are reflected in Memoranda of Understanding with Catalunya, Brittany, New South Wales, Chubut (Patagonia), Baden-Wurttemberg, Silesia (Poland), Latvia, and Chongqing (China).
As a small country it is important that Wales makes the best use of all its resources. We have been working with others on developing a Wales brand – a positive and consistent image of Wales which can be harnessed by all involved in the promotion of any aspect of Wales – as a place to live, work, study, visit and do business. This brand will influence the way everyone in the Welsh Government promotes Wales and we are making guidelines available to assist colleagues.
In order to raise the international profile of Wales and increase Wales’s influence on the world stage we organise a small number of quality, high profile international events each year. We showcase some of the very best that Wales has to offer and events have taken place in Brussels, California, New York, Sydney, Dubai and Lorient France. In 2006 we have two major events taking place in New York and Hong Kong.
The Welsh Government receives frequent requests from overseas diplomats, politicians and Very Important Persons (VIPs) who wish to visit Wales. External Relations makes arrangements for such visits wherever possible, tailoring programmes to the visitors’ stated interests and the Welsh Government’s objectives.