The ongoing discussions on mirror clauses reached a new milestone this month. Following the publication of its report, the European Commission presents the existing European and international regulations concerning the use of antibiotics in animals, as well as the Commission’s ambitions on the subject. This step forward therefore provides information on the measures envisaged concerning veterinary medicinal products which could have an impact on our profession.

Furthermore, the fight against antimicrobial resistance continues, as highlighted by the recent exchange between the European Commission and the MEPs.  A subject that we will actively participate in and continue to follow closely.

In parallel, several measures have been taken at European level to contain the spread of diseases in livestock, including avian influenza and African swine fever.

Finally, the European mobilisation in favour of animal welfare is still important, as illustrated by two open letters calling on the European Commission and the Council to take action to eliminate intensive breeding methods.

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