Go back to the Europarl portal

Choisissez la langue de votre document :

  • bg - български
  • es - español
  • cs - čeština
  • da - dansk
  • de - Deutsch
  • et - eesti keel
  • el - ελληνικά
  • en - English (Selected)
  • fr - français
  • ga - Gaeilge
  • hr - hrvatski
  • it - italiano
  • lv - latviešu valoda
  • lt - lietuvių kalba
  • hu - magyar
  • mt - Malti
  • nl - Nederlands
  • pl - polski
  • pt - português
  • ro - română
  • sk - slovenčina
  • sl - slovenščina
  • fi - suomi
  • sv - svenska
Parliamentary questions
PDF 91kWORD 15k
4 October 2016
E-007559-16
Question for written answer E-007559-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Vilija Blinkevičiūtė (S&D)

 Subject:  Improper and excessive use of antibiotics poses a health threat
 Answer in writing 

Currently, up to 75% of antibiotics for both human and animal use are consumed in the EU. Antimicrobial agents foster increasing resistance among the very microbes that cause the infection. Bacteria are becoming ever stronger and more resistant to current antibiotics. Seven out of 10 newly discovered human diseases are of animal origin, caused by the massive use of antibiotics in animal husbandry.

Does the Commission not feel it important to promote the development of antibiotic stewardship tools for prescribers? Does the Commission not feel it necessary to put forward standardisation measures for improvements in hygiene, disease prevention, veterinary oversight and accurate and affordable diagnostics?

Original language of question: LT 
Legal notice