New European legislation seeking to better prevent and control animal diseases are set to enter into force in the new year. This was decided by the Council of Agriculture Ministers in Brussels earlier today, after formally approving the new EU Regulation on Transmissible Animal Diseases.
Leading EU agriculture and food industries today repeated their call for innovation to be considered at every stage of the legislative process. The 7th European Innovation Summit confirmed support for the ‘innovation principle’ to contribute to a sensible and science-based approach to policy making that can guarantee the long-term competitiveness of the EU agricultural sector.
Speaking at the 7th European Innovation Summit1 today, the Agri-Food Chain Coalition – a joint initiative of 11 European trade associations - confirmed support for the ‘innovation principle’ in policy-making to guarantee the long-term competitiveness of the EU agricultural sector.
IFAH-Europe welcomes the approach of the latest report of the independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), chaired by Lord O’Neill. It highlights that antibiotic resistance is a global challenge and not one that just exists in Europe, where antibiotics are subject to strict veterinary prescription rules.
With global heads of state meeting civil society representatives and UN agencies in Paris to discuss climate change at the COP21 event (30 November – 11 December), the animal health industry in Europe highlights the impact of climate change on animal disease and the need for innovation in veterinary medicines.