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An anti-seal hunt protesters' mascot in Strasbourg: Inuit sealers appear to have won an injunction against the EU ban (Photo: EUobserver)

EU court suspends seal ban, surprising Brussels

The European General Court has ordered a suspension of the EU's seal product ban just as the regulation was due to enter into force.

According to an order of the court obtained by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a Canadian Inuit organisation, and published on their website late on Thursday (19 August), the EU's lower court said it is to "suspend application of [the regulation] until the General Court has rendered judgement."

The injunction was requested by the Inuit while a group of ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

An anti-seal hunt protesters' mascot in Strasbourg: Inuit sealers appear to have won an injunction against the EU ban (Photo: EUobserver)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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