At European level, the fight against antimicrobial resistance remains a priority, in which our profession can play a decisive role.

In particular, this month the European Commission published the results of the public consultation on legislation to ban growth-promoting antibiotics in imports. At the same time, a survey requested by the European Commission on antimicrobial resistance – including veterinary medicines – provides evidence and data that will enable the European Commission to take action in this area.

Finally, in the field of animal welfare, a number of statements have emerged on key issues within the European institutions and among European stakeholders, concerning animal transport, the preparatory work of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for the future legislation on animal welfare as well as the supervision of the use of animals for scientific purposes.

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