During the last meeting of the Council of Ministers of Agriculture of the EU, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden asked the Commission to inform the Council on the state of play regarding the establishment of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare. In particular they focused on the structure, role and responsibility of the platform, the timeframe of its creation, and the expected input of member states and stakeholders.
The Commission said it intended to have the platform operational in the first half of 2017 as a forum of discussion for all stakeholders. It also said that the platform would focus on the promotion of high standards of animal welfare and on better implementation of EU animal welfare law through the exchange of information and best practices.
Monday November 14, 2016/ Consilium/ European Union.