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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12305

27 July 2019
BREACHES OF EU LAW / Single market
Firearms - Commission takes a new step against 20 Member States
Brussels, 26/07/2019 (Agence Europe)

The European Commission announced on Thursday 25 July that it has sent reasoned opinions to no fewer than 20 Member States to transpose the provisions of the Firearms Directive (Directive 2017/853) into national law.

The Directive, adopted in 2017 after much debate, aims to better regulate the sale and possession of firearms, including semi-automatic and deactivated weapons, and also to better control weapons held by collectors and sports shooters.

Under the provisions of the Directive,...

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