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Parliamentary questions
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14 April 2016
E-003048-16
Question for written answer E-003048-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Claude Rolin (PPE)

 Subject:  Creation of a European label for cosmetics developed without animal experimentation
 Answer in writing 

While I welcome the ban on placing on the market cosmetics tested on animals, which has been in force since 2013, the fact is that it leaves Member States a wide margin of discretion with regard to its implementation. The latest Eurobarometer survey on animal welfare indicates that more than half (52%) of European citizens who were asked about the matter said that, when making purchases, they looked for labels identifying products which complied with animal welfare standards.

In order to respond to the concerns of consumers, will the Commission create a European label to enable cosmetics and other products which have been developed without animal experimentation to be distinguished?

Original language of question: FR 
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