The EU opens infringement towards Rome on searching guidelines | EUROtoday

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The European Commission has determined to launch an infringement process towards Italy as a consequence of its failure to adjust to EU directives on searching. Brussels discovered that “several Italian legislative acts do not comply with EU legislation”, specifically with regard to the Birds Directive and the Reach regulation, which “limits the use of pellets containing lead” to “protect aquatic birds, l environment and human health”.

The Commission has discovered that a number of Italian legislative acts don’t adjust to EU rules. In violation of the Birds Directive, Italian laws grants Regions the facility to authorize the killing or seize of wildlife species, even in areas the place searching is prohibited, corresponding to protected areas, and throughout the interval of the 12 months the place searching is prohibited. Furthermore, Italian laws doesn’t adjust to the provisions of the REACH regulation, as amended, on the usage of lead in firearms. The Commission has due to this fact despatched a letter of formal discover to Italy, which now has two months to reply and fill the gaps raised by the Commission. In the absence of a passable response, the Commission might determine to challenge a reasoned opinion.