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Newsletter March 2015 - Veterinary medicines and medicated feed proposals

Letting the veterinary voice be heard!

The European Parliament, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee is the leading committee for the veterinary medicines proposal with Ms. Françoise Grossetête (EPP, France) as Rapporteur. In respect to the medicated feed proposal, the Agriculture Committee is responsible. The Rapporteur for this file will be Norbert Lins (EPP, Germany).

The European Parliament expects to vote in Committee level on both proposals before summer and plenary vote after summer. In the Council under the Latvian presidency, Member States started planning meetings to examining the two texts at technical level. The Council expects to reach agreement during the Luxembourg Presidency. At the end of 2014, FVE agreed on its briefing papers in respect to both proposals.

FVE already met numerous Rapporteurs, shadow Rapporteurs and other key MEP’s involved with these dossiers and is in close contact with member states experts in charge of the files.

In November 2014 at the European Antibiotic Awareness Day in Stockholm FVE President Christophe Buhot (in the picture) declared that "much has been done on antimicrobial resistance by vets throughout Europe, and most without any incentive or regulatory measures, just on a voluntary basis. This shows the active and responsible commitment and involvement of vets".

Newsletter March 2015 - Veterinary medicines and medicated feed proposals