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Food Safety

Ministerial Conference - 2018

19 December 2018 - Brussels

A ministerial conference, organised by the European Commission, on the “Eradication of African swine fever (ASF) in the EU and the long-term management of wild boar populations” took place in Brussels on 19 December.

Commissioners Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, and Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, welcomed ministers and representatives from EU and national institutions, civil society organizations and associations to discuss and reflect upon the control and eradication of ASF.

The meeting focussed on the preparedness on ASF and notably on the long-term management of the wild boar population. Within this context, the European Food Safety Authority presented the effects of different wild board control options and the latest scientific developments on the disease.

Concluding Statement from the Ministerial conference


  • Factsheet - African Swine fever - Where are we now?
  • Factsheet - Control of African swine Fever in the EU, The key role of hunters

Speeches and presentations