FVE welcomes the proposal of the European Commission for a Regulation on serious cross border threats to health.
The veterinary profession is one of the important health professions contributing to public health. Veterinarians have profound knowledge and expertise in prevention, preparedness and management of both cross-border and crossspecies (zoonotic) threats to human and animal health. FVE highlights the importance of embanking the One Health approach within such an EU regulation.
FVE welcomes that One Health and the need for interdisciplinary collaboration are recognised in few parts, but misses in the proposal a true endorsement of the need for implementation of a truly integrated One-Health approach that promotes interdisciplinary collaboration for a coordinated response at EU level.