EU studying economic impact of swine flu



via - November 17, 2020


BRUSSELS, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The European Commission is in the process of preparing an in-depth analysis of the effect the African Swine Flu (ASF) has had on the pig market in Europe, Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said on Monday.


Speaking to the media following a virtual meeting of European Union (EU) agriculture ministers, Wojciechowski said the commission is considering specific measures to limit the spread of the devastating infectious disease of pigs, usually deadly. The analysis will look into the economic impact and will form the basis for a strategy.


"We need a more permanent solution. We have crises that repeat from time to time. That is why we need... a strategy to fight against ASF," Wojciechowski replied to media questions.


He said the discussion revolved around securing better protection of pig meat farms which were suffering as a result of the disease...