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Posted on 15/01/2015
As a new ban on the import of horsemeat from Mexico to the EU comes into effect, Eurogroup for Animals, along with a coalition of international animal welfare organisations, today calls on the European Commission to apply similar bans elsewhere.
Posted on 09/01/2015
Eurogroup for Animals has today launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The European institutions have changed following the European Parliament elections, the change in the College of Commissioners and the European Council President and it is vital that the Latvian Presidency does not lose sight of the importance of protecting animal welfare and ensuring that the highest standards are maintained throughout their Presidency.
Posted on 18/12/2014
Following initial indications that the proposed new regulation on organic farming would be scrapped from the European Commission's work programme for 2015, the final programme, adopted on Tuesday 16 December by the College of Commissioners, shows that the EU institutions now have six months to seek an agreement on the law or else alternative action will be taken.
Posted on 17/12/2014
The European Commission has banned the importation of horsemeat from Mexico following a series of audits by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO), which identified significant traceability problems with horses slaughtered for export to the EU that had originated in Mexico and the United States.
Posted on 15/12/2014
A leaked draft of the European Commission's work programme for 2015 shows that the proposed new regulation on organic farming will be scrapped. The European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker will publish his final programme in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 16 December following its approval at the College of Commissioners held earlier that day.
Posted on 15/12/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the Animal Welfare Declaration signed yesterday in Vught by Sharon Dijksma, the Dutch Minister of Agriculture; Christian Schmidt, the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture and Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. This initiative calls on the European Commission and all Member States to acknowledge the need for better regulation, better animal welfare and to promote awareness, EU standards and knowledge in order to #Act4Animals.
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