EU veterinary experts are concerned Germany is at risk of an ASF outbreak

Russia continues to battle ASF virus

By Oscar Rousseau

African Swine Fever (ASF) poses a real threat to the meat markets of Central Europe and Asia, including China, according to Russia’s Agriculture Ministry and veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. 

EU agricultural commissioner Phil Hogan publically criticised Russia's pork ban

EU and Russia still at loggerheads over ASF

By Keith Nuthall

African Swine Fever (ASF) cases continue to be reported in eastern Europe, making it tough for an agreement to be reached between Moscow and Brussels on lifting trade controls.

The taskforce is looking to develop a 'solid common plan' to help eradicate ASF

Baltics and Poland unite to battle African swine fever

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki and Monika Hanley in Riga

Four Baltic rim states have reached an agreement on a programme of joint measures to combat the outbreak of the fatal African swine fever virus (ASF) in the region.

Swine fever ban expanded for Poland and Lithuania by Russia

Russia extends pork ban for Poland and Lithuania

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

As of yesterday (Monday 7 April) Russia has effectively extended its African Swine Fever (ASF)-justified ban to include processed pork meat products from Poland and Lithuania, two Polish members of the European Parliament (MEP) have revealed.

No evidence that hunting drastically reduces wild boar population

EFSA evaluates findings on ASF mitigation measures

By Georgi Gyton

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled out hunting or trapping as effective measures to prevent the introduction or spread of African swine fever (ASF) through wild boar.

EFSA probes wild boar hunting as swine fever control method

EFSA probes wild boar hunting as swine fever control method

By Keith Nuthall

The European Commission and the Lithuanian government are considering backing significant hunting and trapping campaigns to reduce wild boar numbers in regions where these animals have contracted African Swine Fever.

Russia has lifted ban on breeding pigs from Lithuania

Russia lifts ban on breeding pigs from Lithuania

By Vladislav Vorotnikov, in Moscow

After a two-year ban, Lithuania has finally been allowed to resume export of breeding pigs to Russia, reported the Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture.

Schmallenberg is spreading across Eastern Europe

Belarus restricts Lithuanian cattle imports

By Carina Perkins

Belarus has temporarily restricted the import of cattle and small ruminants from Lithuania, due to outbreaks of the Schmallenberg virus, officials have reported.

ASF could spread to the EU, officials have claimed

ASF threatens EU pig industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

African swine fever (ASF), which is continuing to spread across the territory of Russia and Belarus, may soon appear in the Baltic States, local veterinary services have predicted.

Horsemeat scandal extends across Baltics

Horsemeat scandal extends across Baltics

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The horsemeat scandal has continued to gain momentum across the Baltics, with Russia, Latvia and Lithuania discovering contaminated meat products.

Baltic bakeries take off

Baltic bakeries take off

A number of the leading players from the bakery sectors in the
Baltic States have announced strong first half results in the past
week. The results for Latvia's Hanzas Maisnica, together with
Lithuanian players Vilniaus Duona...


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