Estonia presides over the Council of the European Union from 1 July to 31 December 2017. To mark the start of this new presidency, IFAH-Europe would like to express its hopes for a continued interest in animal health priorities from the Estonian Presidency.
In 2016, EU40 - the network of young Members of the European Parliament - organised a trilogy of debates entitled “Sustainable EU Livestock: Actions towards an Innovative, Climate-Smart and Competitive Future”.
An informal stakeholder group on Sustainable Livestock Production in Europe, of which IFAH-Europe is a member, have taken the outcomes of the debates and developed the ideas into a 'Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock.'
Europe is the cradle of the manufacturing industry and has been at the forefront of industrial revolutions and technological innovations. The industry directly employs over 34 million people across all Member States, in supply chains comprising hundreds of thousands of SMEs and larger suppliers. It also indirectly accounts for millions of additional jobs in related sectors.
Joint Statement - We, European Associations representing a wide number of economic sectors affected directly or indirectly by comitology rules, consider that science-based decisions must be central to comitology to allow for legal and regulatory certainty in the EU.
The IFAH-Europe 2016 annual report is now available online: www.ifaheurope.org/annual-report-2016/
Our annual report is a digital report with links back to key highlights from the past year on the IFAH-Europe website. It is also available to download as a interactive PDF file.