Question concerning the transposition of Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs

15 November 2013    

E-013018-13

Martin Häusling (Verts/ALE)

1. Can the Commission provide information concerning the status of the transposition of Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs? The transitional arrangements relating to keeping pigs/sows expired at the end of 2012. It would therefore be interesting to know which Member States have not yet completed the transposition in accordance with the requirements.

2. What steps has the Commission taken/will it take in respect of those Member States that have not yet fully transposed the directive?

23 January 2014

E-013018/2013

Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission

All the Member States have transposed completely Directive 2008/120/EC(1) into their national legal orders.

As far as compliance with the directive is concerned, the Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its answers to written questions E-9599/2013, E-10960/2013 and E-10593/2013(2).

(1) Council Directive 2008/120/EC of 18 December 2008 laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs, OJ L 47, 18.2.2009, p. 5.
(2) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/parliamentary-questions.html

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