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The European Commission wants to cut subsidies for combating infectious animal diseases

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Published Oct 22, 2022

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The European Commission wants to drastically reduce spending on combating infectious animal diseases, according to documents that were published by the EU Agriculture Council. The proposed regulations in this area say that the expenditure on combating avian influenza and ASF must be reduced by 40%, and the EC wants to completely withdraw from financing the fight against tuberculosis in cattle.

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The European Commission wants to drastically reduce expenditure on combating infectious diseases in animals, according to documents that have been published by the EU Agriculture Council. The proposed regulations in this area say that the expenditure on combating avian influenza and ASF must be reduced by 40 percent, and the EC wants to completely withdraw from financing the fight against tuberculosis in cattle. The justification for these proposals is the drastically rising costs of fighting epidemics in farms. Funding in the current scope, the EU's agricultural budget would no longer be able to bear. The spending cuts are expected to apply to both emergency measures in the EU budget and subsidies to national programs from 2023 to 2025. Financing for the fight against bovine tuberculosis is scheduled to end from 2023. EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides asked Member States for understanding. As she argued, such drastic increases could not be foreseen in the approved budget, ...
Source: Farmer.pl
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