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The survey was requested by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for
Eurobarometer on food safety: new results from Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey
21 February 2020
EU citizens consider that ensuring the EU’s environmental and health standards are respected in trade policy is a top priority, according to the latest Eurobarometer published on Wednesday 20 November.
EU citizens want more consideration of environmental and health standards in EU trade policy
2 December 2019
As the von der Leyen Commission begins its first working week in office, Eurogroup for Animals looks forward to the new term ahead and to working with several of the new Commissioners to give animals across our Union a good life.
The new Commission must mark a new chapter for animals
2 December 2019
The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union starts today, with the advancement of animal welfare included in their Presidency Programme.
Finnish Presidency has positive plans for animals
1 July 2019
European citizens would like better protection for endangered animals and plants, according to a new Eurobarometer survey.
EU citizens want better protection of endangered animals in the EU
14 May 2019
For European citizens, animal welfare is as important as freedom of expression and more important than combating corruption when stating their top priorities for the future of Europe.
The future of Europe means more animal welfare, say Europe’s citizens
8 May 2019
Tomorrow, Eurogroup for Animals will launch its VoteforAnimals2019 campaign to put animal welfare at the heart of the next European elections.
VoteForAnimals2019 offers opportunity for MEP candidates to (re)connect with citizens and win votes
13 February 2019
In an audit assessing the European Commission and Member States’ actions towards improving farm animal welfare, the European Court of Auditors calls for more effective spending of animal welfare funds and improved enforcement efforts.
European Court of Auditors report calls for greater animal welfare impact
14 November 2018
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today that provisions on sustainable development are now an integral part of the common commercial policy of the EU and so are within the EU’s exclusive competence.
ECJ Ruling: Member States given no say on wildlife protection in trade
16 May 2017
Great results show overwhelming support from European citizens for animal welfare. A piece of animal welfare history is written.
Animal welfare top of mind: Eurobarometer 2016
15 December 2016
Eurogroup for Animals launches a new campaign, #StopTheTrucks. It aims to address the many shortcomings of the current live animal transportation rules, which leave many animals unprotected, sick or dead during transport.
#StopTheTrucks: End long distance live animal transportation
21 March 2016