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EU Takes Greece to Court Over Animal Welfare

Date: 22-Mar-07
Country: BELGIUM

"The Commission has decided to refer Greece to the European Court of Justice for failure to properly implement and enforce EU legislation on animal welfare in transport and at slaughter," the EU executive said in a statement.

"The decision to take this action against Greece follows persistent shortcomings identified in the field of animal welfare over a number of years."

The Commission said it found "consistent and serious shortcomings" in Greece during inspections carried out by the EU food and veterinary officers between 1998 and 2006.

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