Trade in seal products: Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading

Information note from the General Secretariat of the Council to the Permanent Representatives Committee/Council on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 on trade in seal products 
Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading, Strasbourg, 7 to 10 September 2015
 
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Cloning of farm animals: outcomes from EP first reading

Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading (7 to 10 September 2015)
Information Note From the General Secretariat of the Council to the Permanent Representatives Committee/Council on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on
the cloning of animals of the bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine species kept and reproduced for farming purposes
 
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EU Zoos Directive, Good Practices Document, July 2015

The EU Commission published a document on good practices regarding the enforcement of the EU Zoo Directive. 

The Commission launched a study contract with a view to promoting the sharing of experience and of good practice for the implementation of the Zoos Directive aimed at supporting practitioners and Member States in implementing
the spirit and requirements of the Zoos Directive. This has involved consultation with experts and practitioners in different Member States and with different representative bodies concerned with Zoos.
This included a dedicated expert workshop, which took place in Brussels in November to share draft results of the study. The document reports on the findings of this study and aims to summarise the current state of knowledge and
highlight good practices to support practitioners and Member States with a view to helping the m achieve the overall
objective of strengthening the role of zoos in the conservation of biodiversity.

Author: EU Commission

Date: July 2015

Document:

zoogoodpractice

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/pdf/EU_Zoos_Directive_Good_Practices.pdf

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Report on 2014 infringements of EU legislation

Today, the EU Commission has published its report for 2014 on the infringement of EU legislation. 

It shows that number of infringement procedures opened has decreased. Greece and Italy are on the top for infringement, followed by Spain, Belgium, Poland and France. The lowest number of infringement is in Croatia, Estonia and Malta.

The main domain concerned by infringement is Environment.

 

P028805000202-221639

Read the full report on http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5326_en.htm

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