New Directive Comes into Force in the EU

Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, came into force on 9 November 2010, to replace Directive 86/609/EEC. The 27 EU Member States were required to transpose its requirements into their own national legislation, so that they could be implemented by 1 January 2013.

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