In October, the audition process of the newly appointed European Commissioners will begin within the European Parliament. Pending of the European Parliament’s approval of the entire composition of the Commissioners’ college, the new Commission will begin its work on November 1st. The fight for animal health and animal welfare has been clearly detailed as a priority by Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission in the mission letter she sent to Stella Kyriakides, the designated European Commissioner for health along with the launch of an Action Plan to fight antibiotic resistance. The UEVP welcomes all these initiatives and will be glad to participate in their implementation alongside the European institutions.

Piotr KWIECIŃSKI, UEVP President