This morning John Dalli, EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy has spoken about the new EU Animal Welfare Strategy (2012 2015) before a full meeting room of MEPs, assistants, representatives of the Permanent Representations, officials of the European Commission and many interest groups.

MEPs have had the opportunity to ask questions about the strategy which they generally consider as quite weak and boneless. Commissioner Dalli stressed to be open for a close dialogue with the European Parliament in order “-to push further the boundaries of EU animal welfare policy in the coming years”. The Intergroup very much hopes that this goal can become reality.

To view the presentation of Commissioner Dalli, click here. The minutes of the debate will be put on-line in the coming days.


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