Summary title: Petition No 1076/2019 by Roza Roussou (Greek), on behalf of IPPOTHESIS, Panhellenic Equine Welfare Society, on lack of equidae traceability because of EU law breach by Greek authorities
Petition number: 1076/2019
Topics: Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Trade
Name of association: IPPOTHESIS, PANHELLENIC EQUINE WELFARE SOCIETY
Name: Roza Roussou
The petitioner denounces breach of EU law by Greece for failure to comply with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/262 of 17 February 2015 laying down rules pursuant to Council Directives 90/427/EEC and 2009/156/EC as regards the methods for the identification of equidae (Equine Passport Regulation).She also alleges that Greece previously failed to comply with the former Commission Regulation (EC) No 504/2008 as regards methods for the identification of equidae, which was applicable since 1 July 2009, and was repealed with effect from 1 January 2016 upon the entry into force of the new regulation.On 17 April 2019 the petitioner also filed a complaint to the European Commission (CHAP (2019)01176) for infringement of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/262 by the Greek Ministry of Agriculture and any other authority involved.