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Work programme of the Temporary Committee on Foot and Mouth Disease

 

 

21 May 2002

 

Theme: Epidemiological aspects

Time: 15.00 - 18.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Prof. Bartling, the Netherlands

- Dr Miguel Angel Diaz Yubero, Spain

- Mrs Isabelle Chmitelin, French Ministry of Agriculture (only for a brief introduction)

- Mr Moutou, French Ministry of Agriculture

- Prof. Dr. Osterhaus, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- Prof. Roy Anderson, Imperial College London,

- Prof. Zwingmann, German ministry for food, agriculture and forests.

 

30 May 2002

 

Theme: the economic and social repercussions of the foot and mouth crisis and  Prof. King on epidemiological and vaccination matters

Time: 14.00-17.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mr Olieslager, from Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods.

- Mrs Guittard, French ministry of agriculture

- Mr David Wilkins, from the Eurogroup on Animal Welfare

- Mr Bolweg, from the Dutch tourist board

- Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Rural Task Force, UK

- Prof. Midmore, professor of Applied Economics at the University of Wales.

 

 

10 June 2002

 

Theme: The experiences in France and Ireland

Time: to be confirmed

Venue: European Parliament, Strasbourg

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mr Daniel Gremillet, President de la Chambre de l'Agriculture des Vosges

- Mme Isabelle Chmitelin, Directrice ginirale adjointe, Ministry of Agriculture (Paris)

- Mr Colm Gaynor, Chief Veterinary Officer, (Dublin)

- Mr Bob Mc Cracken, Chief Veterinary Officer (Belfast)

- Mr Brid Rodgers, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development (Belfast)

- Mr Joe Walsh, Minister for Agriculture (Dublin)

- Mr Frits Sluyter, Head of Veterinary department Fidiration Equestre Internationale (Lausanne).

 

17 June 2002

 

Theme: Vaccination policy

Time: 15.00-18.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mr Tony Little, British Veterinary Associaltion

- Mr F. Pluimers, CVO, the Netherlands

- Mr Yve le Forban, FAO, Rome

- Dr Kris de Clercq, Ministry of Public Health, Belgium

- Prof. Peter Thein, Gerrmany

- Mr Bernard Vallet, O.I.E

- Mr Alex Donaldson, Pribright Laboratory

 

18 June 2002

 

Theme: the policy on foot-and-mouth disease in non-affected Member States and continuation of the hearing on vaccination

Time: 09.30-13.00

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mr Sten Mortensen, assistent CVO, Denmark

- Dr Walter Schuller, Austria

- Prof. zio Lodetti, Italy

- Dra. Conceptisn Sanchez Trujillano, CVO Spain.

- a representative of the German government

 

1 July 2002

 

Theme: Extraordinary meeting

Time: 5.30 - 09.00

Venue: European Parliament, Strasbourg

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Director Lennon of SANCO

- Mr Carwyn Jones, Welsh minister for Rural Affairs

- Mr Ross Finnie, Scottish minister for Environment and Rural Development

 

9 July 2002

 

Theme: the policy of meat import into the Community, import controls and the marketing of products from vaccinated animals

Time: 09.30-13.00

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mr Checchi Lang, Director at DG SANCO

- Dr Bernd Eysing (Borken - Germany), Official veterinarian of the district of Borken

- Clive Lawrence, Ciel Logistics

- Mr Mike Young, head of environmental services of Crawly Borrogh Council, and responsible in this capacity for the inspections at Gatwick airport

- Mr Jonathan Peel, UK Food and Drink Association

- Mr Will Mackereth, Senior Manager with nestli UK Purchasing Department

 

16 July 2002

 

Time: 09.00 - 12.30

Theme: the veterinary services in the Member States and contingency planning

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Brigadier Birtwistle, Army officer who was brought in to take command of the animal cull in Cumbria last year and led the battle against FMD

- Mr Stephan Hutchins of the FVO office of the Commission in Dublin

- Mr Lengeli, CVO of Belgium

- Mr Sean O'laoide, President of the Irish Veterinary Association

- Mr Holden, Director Soil Association, UK

 

Time: 15.00 - 18.30

Theme: The experiences in the Netherlands and Belgium and Dr. Paul Kitching on epidemiological and vaccination matters

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mr Brinkhorst, Dutch minister of Agriculture

- Mr Hanemaayer

- Mr Cuypers, LTO

- Mr De Wit, SME's

- Mr De Winter, Belgian Farmers Union

- Dr Kitching

 

26 August 2002

 

Theme: The insurance against the financial risks of animal diseases and a discussion of the report of the UK National Audit Office on the FMD crisis in the UK in 2001.

Time: 15.00 - 18.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Prof. Ruud Huirne, Professor of Farm Management, Department of Social Sciences, Institute for Risk Management in Agriculture (IRMA), Wageningen University,The Netherlands.

- Mr Ian Geden, managing director National Farmers' Union Mutual (UK)

- Mr Bdtza, Federal Ministry of Agriculture (Germany)

- Mr Richard Eales, director at the National Audit Office (UK)

 

 

2 September 2002

 

Theme: no specific theme.

Experts are invited who for one reason or another could not make it to come at an earlier occasion.

Time: 18.00 - 21.00

Venue: European Parliament, Strasbourg

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Mrs Josephine Baxter, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University

- Dr. Ruth Watkins, Wales, UK 

- A representative of the COPA

- Dr. Paul Sutmvller 

- Dr. Dan J. Sheesley, US Mission Brussels, Agriculture attachi, who will speak on the issue of meat imports and border inspections.

 

 

12 September 2002

 

Theme: Exchange of views with scientific experts and representatives of NGOs on the proposals from the rapporteur and other members of the committee

Time: 9.00 - 11.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

Experts to be present at this meeting:

- Exchange of views with Commissioner Byrne on the Commission proposal for the revision of the FMD legislation;

- Exchange of views with UK Minister for Agriculture, Mrs Margaret Beckett, on the handling of the FMD crisis in the UK in 2001 and the recent reports thereon

- Mr Andrea Dionisi, inspector at the FVO Dublin on border controls (if time allows)

 

 

30 September 2002

 

Theme: Discussion of the draft report. Fixing deadline of amendments

Time: 15.00 - 18.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

10 October 2002

 

Theme: Discussion of the draft report and the amendments

Time: 14.00 - 17.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

22 October 2002

 

Theme: Committee meeting to discuss the amendments

Time: 17.30 - 19.00

Venue: European Parliament, Strasbourg

 

7 November 2002

 

Theme: vote in committee

Time: 14.00 - 17.30

Venue: European Parliament, Brussels

 

 

DECEMBER PART SESSION, 16 - 19 DECEMBER

VOTE IN PLENARY