Following the initiative of several Members of the European Parliament: Alyn Smith, Bairbre de Brún, Esther de Lange, Jörg Leichtfried and Marit Paulsen, a Written Declaration (No 46/2011) on the marketing of eggs from hens housed in outlawed cages has been launched.

MEPs call on the European Commission to launch swift and effective infringement proceedings with heavy and dissuasive fines if there is alack of compliance with all elements of the Directive, to introduce an intra-Community trade ban on all eggs not in compliance with Directive 1999/74 as of 1 January 2012 and to increase the number of FVO inspection missions in 2012.

The Written Declaration will need 369 or more support signatures to be adopted by the European Parliament.

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