Romania’s rabies eradication programme is co-financed by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, and the ‘control of the population of dogs’ was explicitly listed among the measures agreed to be implemented under the programme.
Romania is in the process of implementing dog population control through massive ‘Catch and Kill’ actions.
Does the Commission think that this programme respects the principle of EC law which calls for the choice of effective policies based on international best practice in this field?
Does the Commission think that, under the circumstances described, Romania’s rabies eradication programme is still legally eligible for co-financing from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund?
Can the Commission guarantee that other EU funds granted to Romania under other EU programmes are not being used directly or indirectly to fund Romania’s large-scale dog management programme?