In my Written question No. 702 (Doc. 14054), I asked some precise questions, in relation to the 1999 Council of Europe recommendations that are relevant to the production of foie gras.
The reply received on 13 July 2016 (Doc. 14123) did not answer any of the questions I asked, but only provided some information about procedures, and on the suspension of activities of the Standing Committee of the Convention since 2010.
I would appreciate if precise and clear answers could be provided to my questions, for which the same introductory paragraphs of Doc. 14054 apply.
I would like to know what could be done, either to revive the activities of the Standing Committee, or to get the recommendations implemented anyway, according to clear indications of the Council of Europe, in relation to their review, and to the provision of detailed annual reports by producing countries.
Mr Van der Maelen,
To ask the Committee of Ministers,