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A summary of the meeting is now available.
Following the outbreak of coronavirus, the European Union’s agri-food sector is showing its resilience and continues to provide Europeans with high quality and safe food. Nonetheless, farmers and producers are facing difficulties and increasing pressure. Ensuring food security and an effective food supply chain across the continent remains one of the Commission’s priorities.
The Croatian Presidency organized a videoconference of EU ministers responsible for agriculture and fisheries with the participation of EU Commissioners Janusz Wojciechowski and Virginijus Sinkevičius, to discuss measures already taken, as well as those planned at the national and European level in order to counteract the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture and fisheries sector.
The energy sector is a key contributor to climate change, accounting for more than two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. It is also directly impacted by climate change, with many of the impacts manifesting themselves through water—a fact highlighted by this year’s World Water Day.
Includes a joint statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell and Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius.
World Water Day 2020 is about water and climate change… and human beings. Especially in these difficult times when the whole humanity is tackling the outbreak of Coronavirus, we realise the priceless value of the right to health and to other social and economic rights. We cannot have health without clean water. These are basic human rights, essential to survive, not only for humans but also for the whole planet Earth.
Update – this event has been postponed.
This two-day international awareness session gives an insight into:
- the European regulatory system for veterinary medicines;
- the role of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European medicines regulatory network;
- specific aspects of the new Veterinary Medicines Regulation.
It will discuss veterinary topics such as antimicrobial resistance, support for innovation and collaboration with academia.
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The world is facing a huge water and sanitation challenge. Currently, 2.1 billion people lack access to clean water, and 4.5 billion lack sanitation systems that protect them from disease. Meanwhile, water quality is declining and freshwater ecosystems are being degraded, threatening the continued availability of water for basic services.
The European Union is not at imminent risk from Rift Valley fever, but developments in neighbouring countries mean that the EU authorities and Member States should strengthen, improve and harmonise their surveillance and response capability as well as their scientific and technical expertise to be better prepared for introduction of the disease.