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On 20 October 2020, the European Parliament will vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2021-2027. With a lot at stake, MEPs will also vote on whether the new CAP will finally be able to deliver toward its objective of 'promoting animal welfare'.
Will the European Parliament make the Future of CAP animal welfare-friendly?
14 October 2020
Today the European (EU) Parliament approved the setting up of a Committee of Inquiry on live transport. This is the first Inquiry approved by the EU Parliament in this legislative mandate and the third one approved since its establishment. The Committee will examine the responsibilities of the EU Commission and the EU Member States in implementing and enforcing the Union rules. Such a committee will also be an important step towards making the revised Transport Regulation an effective tool to protect the welfare of the animals transported within and outside the EU.
EP Committee of Inquiry mandated to deeply investigate animal transports
19 June 2020
Anglers made the case at the European Parliament that a full recognition of the recreational fisheries sector in the Common Fisheries Policy is needed in order to properly manage public access to fish and to put in place a fair and sustainable management of fish stocks.
EU recreational fisheries sector asks for full recognition in the Common Fisheries Policy
21 February 2020
Chair of Agri Committee meets with EFSA to improve cooperation on animal welfare
20 February 2020
The objective of this hearing was to listen to different stakeholders about the current challenges facing the aquaculture sector, notably linked to production.
Presentations from EP public hearing on improving EU sustainable aquaculture
19 February 2020
Help us fight live transport's cruelty by supporting two petitions by Animal Welfare Foundation.
Help us keep EP petitions on live transport open
7 February 2020
Dear Members of the European Parliament,...
Open letter to MEPs about reforming the CAP: Harmful agriculture is destroying nature
5 November 2019
The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee on Tuesday resumed the 1 October hearing of the Polish candidate for the agriculture portfolio, Janusz Wojciechowski.
Welfare-friendly Janusz Wojciechowski confirmed as next Commissioner for Agriculture
8 October 2019
Last week, the European Parliament's committees held their constitutive meetings and elected their Chairs.
European Parliament elects British Liberal Democrat MEP as chair of the PECH committee
15 July 2019
In an interview with EURACTIV France, French MEP and vice-chair of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group, Eric Andrieu, spoke about the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), highlighting its lack of environmental provisions.
French MEP makes encouraging statement on animal welfare in the CAP
12 July 2019
In Paris a few weeks ago, at the height of the EU election campaign, a report on biodiversity and aimed at global decision makers was released, and made quite a commotion.
Avoiding ecosystem collapse will require a different Common Agricultural Policy
18 June 2019
Two NGOs - Animal Liberation Malta and VeggyMalta - have twinned to ask MEP candidates ten questions in a campaign we are calling “Tell them how you will vote, before we vote for you”.
European Parliament Maltese candidates face questions on vegan and animal rights issues
30 May 2019
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