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Parliamentary question - E-007412/2012(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission

The Commission is unable to propose legislation on stray animal welfare. The Treaties do not provide a legal basis for such rules. Article 13 TFEU is not a legal basis nor does it describe an objective of the Treaties that could justify the use of the ‘flexibility clause’ (Article 352 TFEU). As a result animal welfare protection of stray animals falls within the competence of the Member States.

OJ C 228 E, 07/08/2013