12 September, 2009
Court confirms that spring hunting in Malta is in breach of EU law
Great news from south! The European Court of Justice two days ago delivered its judgment in a case concerning the spring hunting of birds in Malta. The judgment clarifies that spring hunting may only be permitted under certain strict conditions strictly proportionate with the aim of conserving bird species. The Commission had taken Malta to court for failing to provide adequate protection for birds, and had also applied for special interim measures to ensure that spring hunting did not continue while the case was being considered.
Read more from europa.eu. and see also press release of Birdlife Malta !