From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2007:
BRUSSELS–The European Commission on March 21, 2007
announced that it “has decided to refer Greece to the European Court
of Justice for failure to properly implement and enforce European
Union legislation on animal welfare in transport and at slaughter.
The Commission first initiated an infringement procedure against
Greece in 1998,” the announcement explained, “but terminated it
following commitments from Greek authorities to improve matters.
Food & Veterinary Office visits carried out between 2003 and 2006
revealed no substantial improvement.”