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Posted on 11/02/2014
Today, the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee voted on the draft report concerning the future EU Regulation on animal health (COM(2013)260). Led by Rapporteur Marit Paulsen, the vote sees the adoption of a report which includes a number of changes to the Commission’s proposal.
Posted on 05/02/2014
On Tuesday 11 February, the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee will vote on the draft report concerning the future EU Regulation on animal health (COM(2013)260). This vote is of crucial importance as it has the potential to ensure that the proposed law will address animal diseases in a more holistic way. In the wake of numerous disease outbreaks that have severely impacted the health and welfare of millions of animals, Eurogroup for Animals calls on the members of the Agriculture Committee to vote in favour of amendments that will ensure that all animal health concerns will be addressed.
Posted on 30/01/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes efforts made by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to strengthen animal welfare provisions in the Rapporteur Pavel Poc’s Report on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. Unfortunately, several “get out clauses” in the form of derogations for Member States and commercial interests have also been adopted which could render the regulation totally ineffective.
Posted on 28/01/2014
Eurogroup for Animals has today launched a Memorandum outlining its position on animal welfare related policies that will be discussed as part of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union and it will be formally presented to the Presidency on Thursday 30 January 2014.
Posted on 23/01/2014
Eurogroup for Animals is pleased that the majority of animal welfare related amendments were adopted by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee when it voted on Kartika Liotard’s draft opinion on the proposed EU Animal Health law.
Posted on 21/01/2014
Eurogroup for Animals welcomes the mention of farm animal and wild animal welfare in the draft Resolution discussed today at the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament. This has been made possible thanks to the actions of Eurogroup for Animals in raising awareness on the need for cooperation between the EU and Vietnam on the welfare of farm animals and wildlife.
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