Protest against the Commissions action against ECVAM

Together with other MEPs from different political groups have I sent a protest letter to Commissioner Janez Potočnik. At beginning of this week Mr Potočnik removed Thomas Hartung from his position as head of unit at ECVAM, the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods.

Mr Hartung spoke on our hearing Progress without pain earlier this year and have – obviously – been a too competent leader for the crucial institution ECVAM.

Read our open letter to Mr Potočnik :  ECVAM_openletter2008-04-11.pdf