An outbreak of classical swine fever in domestic pigs was detected in Croatia in 2008 for the last time. However, seropositive cases in wild boars have been detected also in the hunting season 2012-13. Croatia applied appropriate measures to control classical swine fever, in line with the measures provided for in Council Directive 2001/89/EC of 23 October 2001 on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever and a programme for the eradication of the disease is currently in place.
Croatia became the 28th member state of the European Union on 1 July 2013. Given the epidemiological situation for classical swine fever in that country, it is appropriate to lay down measures for the control of classical swine fever in its territory in order to prevent the spread of the disease to other areas of the Union.
On the basis of the information provided by the competent authority of Croatia, it is appropriate to include the territory of the counties of Karlovac, Sisak-Moslavina, Slavonski Brod-Posavina and Vukovar-Srijem in Part I of the Annex to Decision 2008/855/EC.
Saturday June 29, 2013/ JOUE/ European Union.