The European Parliament voted to ban non-native, aggressive species

By: trademagazin Date: 2014. 04. 17. 11:57

The European Parliament voted the proposal on Wednesday that aims to ban and reduce non native animal and plant species in the European Union.


It is is estimated that these species cause damages up to 12 billion uros per year on an EU level. The legislation obliges the Member States to explore where these species could enter to the territory of the EU and how they could spread, and to set up a surveillance system. The new Directive would strengthen the control on the external borders of the EU, and the Member States must draw up an action plan, how they plan to handle the non-native species in their territories. (MTI)

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