Animal Health & Official Controls

In its Plenary Meeting of 15 April 2014 the European Parliament voted on the European Commission’s proposals for a Regulation on Animal Health and for a Regulation on Official Controls.

Although these votes in first reading are an important step in the legislative procedure, it should be noted that they are not final ones. The Commission proposals are also under discussion by the other co-legislator, the Council of the European Union. A thorough evaluation of the Parliament’s voting results will need some time, however at first glance the following provisional conclusions can be drawn.