In particular it reported on new suspected cases detected in wild boars in the Czech Republic, for which the role of human activity is suspected, and the predicted epidemic seasonal summer peak. It confirmed the continued Commission efforts to tackle the disease and asked member states to enhance cooperation and increase their alert level and preparedness.
In the ensuing debate, member states highlighted the actions they had already undertaken to prevent the spread of ASF and explained that these activities were burdensome from the point of view of finances and human resources. Some of them also asked to increase funding available to affected member states.
Monday July 17, 2017/ Consilium/ European Union.