An information paper forwarded on 3rd May 2020 by the Directorate-General for Environment’s Expert Group on the Birds and Habitats Directives (“NADEG”) to Member States’ delegation invites to “ensure a positive vote on the draft Commission Regulation.” AFEMS and IEACS, in close coordination with FACE and the EU network are now requiring a clarification.

Things are getting uncomfortably hot on the EU Lead Ban issue. As we already showed here on, the European Commission clearly wants to “force” a complete ban on lead ammunition in the EU, which would be a disaster non only for hunters and shooters, but for the firearms and ammo industry as well.

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