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13 February 2017 - The Finch Trap: European Commission vs. Malta


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will on Wednesday 15th February hear the case
initiated by the European Commission against Malta regarding finch trapping in the
Maltese Islands. It is probable that the verdict in this case will be delivered by the
third or fourth quarter of this year.

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EEB Memorandum for the Maltese Presidency - prepared in cooperation with BirdLife Europe and Seas At Risk

December 2016 - This Memorandum, prepared in cooperation with BirdLife Europe and Seas at Risk, reflects on the issues that the EEB would like to see advanced during the Maltese Presidency. The most important issues are highlighted in the Ten Green Tests. At the end of June 2017, the Ten Green Tests will be used to evaluate the Presidency’s performance over the next six months. Read more...  


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