EC ready to intervene on new hunting and birds legislation adopted by Cyprus

The European Commission warns Cyprus on readiness to enforce the Birds Directive if the new hunting law is judged not compliant, Enrico Brivio, EC Spokesman, told CNA.

In a follow up to the adoption of newer legislation on Friday, Enrico Brivio told CNA that “the Commission is closely following the issue of the protection of birds in Cyprus”.

“Any changes to the current legislation”, he says “will have to be notified by the Cypriot authorities”.

“The Commission will then verify whether the law effectively complies with the strict conditions under the Birds Directive concerning non – huntable species”, he explained.

“Should an issue of non-conformity arise the Commission will take the necessary steps to ensure that the situation is rectified”, says the Spokesman.

Source: Cyprus News Agency