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

E-009599/2013    

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

E-009599/2013

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.

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