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Document 12012E013

Consolidated version of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
PART ONE - PRINCIPLES
TITLE II - PROVISIONS HAVING GENERAL APPLICATION
Article 13

OJ C 326, 26.10.2012, p. 54–54 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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26.10.2012   

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Official Journal of the European Union

C 326/1


CONSOLIDATED VERSION OF THE TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

PART ONE

PRINCIPLES

TITLE II

PROVISIONS HAVING GENERAL APPLICATION

Article 13

In formulating and implementing the Union's agriculture, fisheries, transport, internal market, research and technological development and space policies, the Union and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals, while respecting the legislative or administrative provisions and customs of the Member States relating in particular to religious rites, cultural traditions and regional heritage.


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