November was marked by two key events:

Firstly, from an animal health perspective, antimicrobial resistance issues are still key to European debates. Several European agencies and authorities (EEA, ECDC, EFSA, ECHA and EMA) jointly reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the “One Health” approach, in order to better prevent risks at source in order to guarantee health safety. In line with this, in a statement issued in mid-November, the European Commission reiterated its commitment to the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and called for “urgent and ambitious” measures to be taken, as supported by the veterinary profession.

Furthermore, from an animal welfare standpoint, the European Commission is expected to publish its legislation proposal on the welfare of animals during transport before the end of the year. While we welcome this first decisive milestone, we are committed to following the further work to which the European Commission has engaged itself, and which will focus in particular on the animal welfare of breeding animals,  during slaughter, and on the issue of animal welfare labelling.

As the year comes to an end, I would like to wish you all a very happy holiday season!

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