Millions for livestock diseases in EU
Approximately €11.5 million will be available for
fighting livestock diseases in Bulgaria and Romania next
The investment, aimed to be spent on research, control and disease
extermination, is claimed to be essential for both animal and human health in
both countries Ã¡nd the EU.
Usually, the European Commission only pays half of the costs. This is
happening when dealing with e.g. salmonella in layer hens and AI.
The Brussels move can be called remarkable as the EU
now pays all the costs for CSF
vaccinating in Romania. The reason for that is to get a grip on the
disease as quickly as possible and to prevent the large risk of contaminating
the rest of the EU.
Romania will receive about €5.25 million, all that is needed for buying
live vaccine. Bulgaria on the other hand will receive €425,000, which is only
half of the costs.
Compulsory BSE tests in Romania (€2.37 million) should also be paid for,
the Commission suggests.
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