Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has welcomed European Parliament moves to strengthen animal health regulations.
Ms Anderson said;
“At a meeting of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee this week members received an update on plans to strengthen animal health regulations across Europe.
“The proposed regulations will help improve animal health measures across the European Union, which is an issue that has been of concern to farming and agricultural communities.
“Improved regulations, agreed in co-operation with farming communities will assist farmers.
“The committee held that the proposed regulations will be flexible and will focus on outcomes rather than the process and will be based on risk and on evidence.
“This is an opportunity to simplify and strengthen animal health regulations and should be seized.”