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2020 | 4(68) | 110–121

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Ocena zgodności z prawem Unii Europejskiej poselskiego projektu nowelizacji ustawy o ochronie zwierząt oraz niektórych innych ustaw


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Assessment of compliance with European Union law of the Deputies’ Bill on Amending the Act on Animal Protection and Some Other Acts

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In the author’s opinion, the Bill concerns issues partially regulated by the EU law and interferes with the freedom of establishment and the freedom of services guaranteed by the treaties. This does not constitute a breach of the EU law, but the introduced restrictions do not have a proper justification in terms of their proportionality to the intended purpose of the regulation. An argument that similar legal solutions are in force in other Member States was not recognized to be such a justification. According to the author, although the changes contained in the Bill may serve the overriding general interest, that is animal well-being, the compliance of the provisions with the EU law may be challenged. In the remaining scope, the Bill is compliant with the EU law, with an exception of the amendments to the Act on Animal Protection that ban slaughter without stunning in an abattoir or a slaughterhouse.





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  • Ekspert ds. legislacji Biura Analiz Sejmowych, Kancelaria Sejmu, Biuro Analiz Sejmowych, Wydział Analiz Prawa Międzynarodowego i Zagranicznych Systemów Prawnych, WARSZAWA, POLSKA, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8764-6474


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