EASVO has joined FVE, and over 9000 other signatories, calling on MEPs to support the scientific evidence in the Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/6 establishing the criteria for the designation of antimicrobials to be reserved for humans.
In the letter we outlined the reasons why we encourage MEPs to vote against a Motion for a Resolution on the Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/6 establishing the criteria for the designation of antimicrobials to be reserved for humans, in the upcoming plenary session. This letter has been signed by human and animal health associations at a national and international level, veterinary organisations and by individual vets, farming associations, and academics, amongst others.
We highlighted that those working in the animal sector share the global concern for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the need for coordinated action for the protection both of public and animal health. The Commission’s delegated act is designed to support the EU’s efforts to combat AMR and it is a science-based act delivering on the One Health approach as agreed previously by the European Parliament.
Our concern is that the motion:
• seeks to undermine the approved EU veterinary medicines regulation
• disregards the scientific advice of the European Agencies
• puts at risk the health and welfare of farm and companion animals
• would delay the approved measures to protect public health
Adopting the motion for resolution and opposing the delegated act, would counteract the EU’s efforts to combat AMR and seriously put the health and welfare of all animals at risk.
We would therefore ask that you reject the Motion for a Resolution.
You can read the open letter to MEPs on the EPRUMA website here.