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Regulation (EU) No. 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.

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This Regulation sets out rules to prevent, minimize and mitigate the adverse impact on biodiversity of the introduction and spread within the Union, both intentional and unintentional, of invasive alien species. These provisions apply to all invasive alien species animals, plants, fungi or microorganisms introduced outside its natural range. The Commission shall adopt a list of invasive alien species of Union concern, on the basis of the criteria laid down in article 4 of this Regulation. Further the Regulation sets out measures for the early detection and eradication of alien species.
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Entry into force notes
This Regulation entered into force on 1 January 2015.
An unofficial consolidated version of the present Regulation as amended last by Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 of 26 October 2016 is attached.
Serial Imprint
Official Journal of the European Union L 317, 4 November 2014, pp. 35-55.
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