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Parliamentary questions
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30 April 2013
E-002942/2013(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Borg on behalf of the Commission
Question reference: E-002942/2013

The Commission is not aware of the type of abuses mentioned by the Honourable Member.

According to Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union(1), animal welfare is taken into consideration only in areas where the treatment of animals may interfere with some EU policies(2), like agriculture or internal market.

Therefore, this matter remains under the sole competence of the Member States.

(1)OJ C83, 30.3.2010, p. 47.
(2)Agriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technological development and space policies.

OJ C 6 E, 10/01/2014
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