Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission
Indeed, similar situations are reported in some Member States of the Union. However, since there is no EU competence on this matter, the Commission has never required any Member State to take action on this issue.
For the same reason, the Commission considers that it cannot take any action regarding a third country, either.
-  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/parliamentary-questions.html
OJ C 254 E, 04/09/2013