Follow-up to Written Question E-007401/2013 on sow stall ban


Key Words : enforcement and infringement procedures

21 August 2013         

Diane Dodds (NI) 

Within the response that I received to Written Question E-007401 on 2 August 2013, it was stated that 13 Member States had reached full compliance with the sow stall ban, as laid down in Council Directive 2008/120/EC.

Can the Commission provide a list of the remaining Member States that have yet to become compliant?

19 September 2013


Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission

The following 13 Member States are fully compliant with the requirement for group housing of sows(1):

Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

(1) Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs; OJ L 47, 18.2.2009, p. 5.