Decision 2008/855/EC is to apply until 31 December 2009. In the light of the disease situation in certain areas of Bulgaria, Germany, France, Hungary and Slovakia, it is appropriate to extend the period of application of that Decision until 31 December 2011.
At the other hand, Romania has provided information to the Commission, showing that the classical swine fever situation in that Member State has significantly improved. However, in view of the data available, additional animal health control measures should continue to apply in Romania with regard to classical swine fever. It is therefore appropriate to include Romania in Part III of the Annex to Decision 2008/855/EC. The inclusion of Romania in Part III of the Annex to Decision 2008/855/EC should be reviewed in the light of the results of a Union inspection to be carried out in Romania in the first semester of 2010.