The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is currently drafting an opinion on "African swine fever and the EU pork market".
The rapporteur of the opinion, Mr. Sławomir Sosnowski (PL/EPP), Member of the Lubelskie Regional Assembly, together with his expert Mr Przemysław Litwiniuk, would be happy to meet with representatives of local and regional authorities and stakeholders. African swine fever poses a huge threat to the rural development, local and regional economy, environment, animal husbandry and, consequently, humans and public health. Spread of the virus in the environment may even lead to the collapse of the European pork market and deprive the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers.
The consultation will take place on:
6 May 2019 between 14.30 and 16.30
in the Committee of the Regions building
(Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels)
Room JDE 51
(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Polish and English)
After a short introduction by the rapporteur, the audience will be invited to exchange views with the rapporteur and his expert. The working document will soon be available on the CoR web page for this event, click here for access. Should you have any position papers relevant to the subject, be so kind to send them to us by e-mail using the address below.
You can register until 1 a.m. on 2 May 2019 to participate in this debate to shape the rapporteur's views.
Please note that – due to security reasons – only registered persons have access to the Committee's building. You will be requested to show a valid id card or passport in order to access the building, or any other valid document which includes a photo.
Please also note that in order to reduce paper waste, the CoR will not provide paper copies of documents for the meeting.