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According to Politico, the European Commission is poised to establish a new animal welfare unit this March as part of a restructuring of its department on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).
One small step by the Commission, or one giant leap for animal welfare?
24 January 2020
Citizens have spoken, the European Parliament has spoken – and now the Council of the European Union has added its voice to the throng calling for a better future for animals in the EU.
Council concludes better legislation for animals is needed
16 December 2019
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law.
Protection of lab animals is focus for five countries in Commission's October infringements
9 October 2019
The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee questioned the Polish candidate for the agriculture portfolio Janusz Wojciechowski on EU farm policy reform and trade negotiations.
AGRI Commissioner-designate Wojciechowski calls for improved animal welfare standards at hearing
1 October 2019
Research for AGRI Committee - Megatrends in the agri-food sector: global overview and possible policy response from an EU perspective
EP publishes study on megatrends in the agri-food sector, including vegan and vegetarian diets
24 September 2019
This morning, the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals held its first preparatory meeting for this new legislative term.
First Intergroup preparatory meeting of the new parliamentary term: Board elections and priorities
19 September 2019
Why do we need an EU Commissioner for Animal Welfare?
It's high time for an EU Commissioner for Animal Welfare (Please sign the petition!)
11 September 2019