Commissioner-designate must deliver on his hearing commitments
Posted on 16/11/2012
Following the recent hearing at the European Parliament where Tonio Borg, the Maltese Commissioner–designate for Health and Consumers was quizzed by Members of the European Parliament Eurogroup welcomes the fact that on animal welfare issues the overriding impression given by the proposed new Commissioner is more supportive than his predecessor.
This was evident especially on the Cosmetics Directive when he stated that he will be in favor of a full ban on the marketing of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals to come into force in March 2013.
Eurogroup hopes that if Mr Borg is confirmed in office next week that he will stick to his commitments and improve animal welfare by bringing forward a strong proposal for a new European Animal Health Law in the first quarter of 2013 and a clear proposal on the cloning of animals used for food supply by June 2013 that recognizes the concerns of millions of EU citizens.