European Commission has published a regulation concerning animal health control measures relating to classical swine fever in certain Member States, specifically in the entire territory of Bulgaria and Romania and and several areas of Croatia and Latvia.
Council Directive 2001/89/EC introduces minimum Union measures for the control of classical swine fever, including the measures to be taken in the event of an outbreak of that disease. Those measures include plans by Member States for the eradication of classical swine fever from a feral pig population and the emergency vaccination of feral pigs under certain conditions. The measures provided for in Directive 2001/89/EC have been implemented by Commission Decision 2008/855/EC that was adopted in response to the occurrence of classical swine fever in certain Member States. That Decision establishes disease control measures concerning classical swine fever in areas of those Member States where that disease is present in feral pigs in order to prevent the spread of the disease to other areas of the Union.
Decision 2008/855/EC has been amended several times in response to the evolving classical swine fever epidemiological situation in the Union. In recent years the disease situation has improved significantly in the Union and now few areas with specific problems related to specific common risks for classical swine fever can be identified. Therefore it is appropriate to repeal that Decision and replace it by this Decision.
Tuesday December 17, 2013/ OJEU/ European Union.