Lunch debate on Environmental risks of Veterinary medicines

Representation of the State of North Rhine Westphalia to the European Union
Rue Montoyer 47
1000 Brussels


In September 2014, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on veterinary medicinal products.  Core objectives are to increase the availability of veterinary medicinal products, to reduce administrative burdens and to stimulate competitiveness and innovation.
As the Commission has pointed out, it is vital that such a future regulation moreover guarantees the highest level of public and animal health as well as of environmental protection.

Key provisions for environmental protection

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in partnership with the Finish Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) have prepared a position paper that identifies key measures and provisions for assuring effective environmental risk assessment of veterinary medicinal products. In particular, it underscores that for effective environmental risk assessment, a future regulation on veterinary medicinal products would need to:

  1. Putting in place a review program on active pharmaceutical substances for environmental data, with the intention to establish a monograph system; and
  2. Ensuring the provision of publicly available environmental information.

Lunch event

The event will be opened by UBA President Maria Krautzberger and Esa Nikunen, Director of Chemical Products Surveillance (Tukes). In the following panel discussion, the Commission, Science and Competent Authorities from Member States will discuss key measures and provisions for achieving effective environmental risk assessment for veterinary medicinal products.

Organized by:

The German Environment Agency (UBA) and
the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes)


The lunch event is open to policy makers, experts from science and regulatory agencies, NGOs as well as to other key stakeholders. Please do register well in advance since the number of participants is limited.


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