The Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare called the Platform on Animal Welfare.
Commission launches a public consultation on possible activities to include in the new "One Health" Action Plan it plans to adopt by summer 2017. The consultation will run until 28 April 2017.
The Member States supported on 30 November a Commission proposal that consolidates the protective measures in relation to outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N8 in several countries.
A revision of EU control measures to combat the spread of African swine fever was endorsed by Member State experts on 13 September.
A new set of modern EU control and preventive measures to combat Lumpy Skin Disease were endorsed by Member State experts.