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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 Environment Committee questioned Frans Timmermans, Dutch candidate for the European Green Deal portfolio, who states he is in favour of better animal welfare.
Timmermans confirmed Vice-President of the Commission in charge of European Green Deal portfolio
8 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
The Research Executive Agency (REA) project CERES helped answer this question by sharing its research outcomes at the annual Seminar on Fisheries Science of the European Commission, held in Brussels last Friday.
What are the research priorities in the European fisheries sector?
24 September 2019
Find here the schedule of hearings of the Commissioners
Schedule of hearings of the Commissioners-designate ahead of election by the European Parliament
19 September 2019
An EC report confirms a worldwide decrease in red meat consumption and increase in animal feed commodities resulting from growth in intensive livestock production.
EC report: Red meat consumption down; animal feed commodities up
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
Phil Hogan has been confirmed as the EU's next trade commissioner.
Hogan confirmed as new EU Trade Commissioner
10 September 2019
Fish farming has become an important source of high-quality protein. But aquaculture farmers often suffer high losses.
Fish farmers can test water quality in real time thanks to new EU-funded app
5 September 2019
The European Commission wants to tighten the rules for animal transport over long distances.
Dutch Food Safety Authority has laid down in the conditions that cattle export will be refused if the temperature at EU-Turkish border is expected to exceed 30°C
8 July 2019