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
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.