The plan provides a framework for future actions against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is aimed at reducing the emergence and spread of AMR and to increase the availability of new effective antimicrobials. The key objectives are making the EU a best practice region, boosting research and intensifying EU efforts worldwide.
The Commission invited the Council to endorse the action plan, which was called for in the Council conclusions of June 2016, and member states to ensure cooperation in its implementation.
Ministers welcomed the plan and showed full support. They generally agreed that the EU should become a best practice region, but encouraged the Commission to work on the international level to promote good practices universally, thereby better addressing the threat of AMR.
Monday July 17, 2017/ Consilium/ European Union.