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EU-wide plans to tackle invasive alien species

30 / 01 / 2014, Europa-Nu 2

Plans to ban invasive alien species, such as plants, animals or insects that can carry or cause diseases, harm the environment or cause economic losses, from entering the EU and to improve efforts to address the threat posed if they do spread through the EU were backed by environment MEPs on Thursday. Under the draft rules, species declared "of Union concern" would be banned.

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