Commissioner Andriukaitis in Dublin

Tomorrow, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will be in Dublin, Ireland. He will deliver a speech on ‘Animal Health Law and Veterinary Medicines Directive – the opportunities and challenges’ at the 10th anniversary of Animal Health Ireland. In the afternoon, the Commissioner will pay a visit to the DG SANTÉ Directorate in charge of the audits. Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Andriukaitis said: “I am very pleased to be able to speak at the 10th anniversary of Animal Health Ireland, an organisation whose input in the prevention and promotion of animal health is indispensable. Indeed, while a lot has been achieved during the past ten years, the challenges that lie ahead are significant. The antimicrobial resistance, animal welfare, climate change and hereafter-emerging pathogens require collective action – across boundaries and borders, between people and partners. I therefore count on all the actors to maintain their active role and sense of responsibility promoting animal health.”