On January 1, 2017, with the help of the Croatian Ministry of agriculture, the ban adopted in 2006 by the Animal Protection Act on fur farming, came into force in Croatia. It is a result of a ten-year long battle for the protection of animals, during which a minority of chinchilla breeders still hoped to have the ban abolished.
For more information: http://www.prijatelji-zivotinja.hr/index.en.php?id=1983
Following the accession of Croatia to the European Union, two new judges have been nominated: one for the General Court and one for the European Court of Justice. The European Court of Justice will have now 28 Judges.
Official Press Release and CVs of the new judges here: http://curia.europa.eu
The European Union has a new Member State. On 1 July 2013, Croatia has entered the Union as its 28th Member State. VIER PFOTEN is congratulating the people of Croatia and wishes them fruitful and cooperative years to come.
More information on http://www.vier-pfoten.eu
During the Plenary Session of the EU Parliament in Strasbourg next week (10th to 13th June), the appointment of the Croatian Commissioner will be discussed.
Neven Mimica, actual vice Prime Minister of Croatia will be the 28th EU Commissioner. He will be responsible for Consumers' protection. Mr Mimica has already been apointed by Croatia in April and his candidacy has been validated by President Barroso. To finalize his nomination, the EU Parliament has to be consulted.
Up to know, EU Commissionner Tonio Borg was responsible for Consumers' protection and Health in DG SANCO. Hence, DG SANCO will be divided in two DGs: one for health directed by EU Commissioner Borg, and one for consumers' protection directed by the new Croatian EU Commissioner Mimica.