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Health, veterinary still problems for Bulgaria

by 5m Editor
24 July 2006, at 12:00am

BULGARIA - The European Commission remains concerned about public health and veterinary control in Bulgaria, according to European Union Health and Consumer Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou. The statement was made after a meeting on July 13 in Sofia with European Integration Minister Meglena Kouneva. The two discussed the latest steps related to Bulgaria’s EU accession progress as well as areas that continue to cause concern. Kyprianou said that the area of consumer protection in Bulgaria does not give the Commission cause for concern. “Much progress has been achieved since my last visit here in October 2005, and I believe that if the pace of the efforts is maintained, most questions would be addressed within the set time limit,” Kyprianou said. The most difficult areas in the European Union are food safety and the so-called “farm-to-fork” chain, but what matters most is conformity with the standards. <em>Source: Sofia Echo</em>

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