Emergency measures ensuring compliance with Directive 1999/74/EC on the welfare of laying hens

27 April 2012 E-004429/2012 Michel Dantin (PPE)

The European Union has laid down new measures regarding the size of poultry cages. These came into force on 1 January this year.

However, there are huge discrepancies in how Member States are implementing these rules. Some States are allowing non-compliant eggs to be sold for industrial uses.

— What emergency measures will the Commission take to ensure competition within the internal market takes place on equal terms?

 

22 June 2012
E-004429/2012
Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission

The Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its answer to Written Question E‑00815/2012.

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