In its answer to Written Question P-3855/08, the Commission states that it is seeking a solution in the IWC to the issue of the whales which are killed each year off the coast of the Faroe Islands.
Does the Commission therefore agree that the way in which the whales are killed in the waters of the Faroe Islands is completely at odds with EU animal welfare policy?
Can the Commission state what progress has been made on this issue? What measures has it taken and what measures does it still plan to take?
Is the Commission prepared to raise the issue of this practice in bilateral talks with the Faroe Islands?