The Government of Romania has taken and combated all necessary measures to effectively combat and combat the spread of African swine fever and urges the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis to no longer politically benefit from this situation with significant economic and social consequences. perspective; in a communiqué from the Executive.
The communiqué states that the government regrets that the President of Romania is trying to artificially deteriorate the situation caused by African swine fever by the political approach.
"The executive reminds the President of Romania that the way to make the money from the budgetary reserve fund available to the government is clarified, both by the specific legislation and by the decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania no. 558 of May 24, 2012.
The government also takes unfounded accusations from President Iohannis, especially since he recently delayed the call for approval by the CSAT of the rectification of the budget, although he knew that this project also includes funds needed to control the spread of swine fever. keep and fight African.
The government regrets that the President of Romania is trying to artificially worsen the situation of African swine fever through the political approach. "
The government also issues control measures against African swine fever
From 2015, Romania implemented a program for the control, prevention and control of African swine fever, initially in eight districts at risk, and then it was extended to the entire territory of Romania. This program is co-financed and approved by decision of the European Commission.
On 31 July 2017, the first PPA outbreak in domestic pigs was confirmed in a non-professional position.
The National Committee for Special Emergency Situations (CNSSU) met on 01.08.2017, 22.06.2018 (Decision No 1/2018), 06.07.2018 (Decision No 2/2018), 01.08.2018 (Decision No 3/2018 ) and 28.08.2018.
At the same time, from 10 July 2015, preventive killing of the pigs in the high-risk sites to spread the disease began as an exceptional measure applicable to the suspicion / confirmation of the disease. The territorial area is established on behalf of the prefect, as leader of the local decision-making unit within the local center for disease control. Legislative framework – H.G. 484/2018 Modification of H.G. 1214/2009.
The government also described in detail the compensatory measures in the communication:
The government has provided incentives for the management of hunters or hunters to reduce the density of wild boar and to improve passive monitoring. The amounts are awarded according to the annual grant decisions of the European Commission. Legislative framework – H.G. 485/2018 Modification of H.G. 830/2016:
- 225 lb / animal found dead for wild boar
- 65 slate / set of wild boar organs hunted in the area defined as a high risk area.
- 400layer / set organs of wild boar hunted in the area defined as a high risk area.
The National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority requested that the budget be supplemented with the expected rectification of the budget by an amount of 212,272 million lei.
That is why the government provided the necessary additional amounts in the draft amending budget, but because of the delay in obtaining the advice from the CSAT, the first rectification of the 2018 budget could not be approved in time.
In these circumstances, the ANSVSA requested MFP to reallocate the funds immediately necessary for the payment of compensation with the budget by redistributing the commitment appropriations and budgetary appropriations of other authorizing officers for an amount of 40 million lei, funds which are as soon as possible be assigned.
At the same time, the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority, with effect from 10.06.2018, started the procedures for the elaboration and submission to the European Commission of the application for the approval of the subsidy and the request for payment in accordance with the provisions of the EC Decision 2015 / 144.
Until 10 August 2018, ANSVSA communicated the estimated costs of livestock and product compensation and operational costs (slaughter, transport, destruction of carcasses, disinfection of units, destruction of feeds, etc.) to the specialized services of the European Commission. ) that have been achieved. All this information is updated every two months and communicated to the Commission.
On the basis of the information provided by ANSVSA, about two months after passing on the estimated costs, the European Commission will establish a financing decision setting out the conditions of implementation: the eligible costs and their amount, as well as the possibility to grant advances . The financing decision will then be approved via a GRANT decision.
Constant information about virus evolution:
Pig breeders, operators in the industry, hunter and fisherman associations, hunting lodge managers and institutions responsible for the prevention and management of African pigs are informed and warned about the risks and the consequences of this virus permanently.
As a result of the evolution of African swine fever in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova and the proximity of the outbreaks of the border with Romania, respectively at the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, ANSVSA has sent 67 service notes to the territory so far. organized, across the country, 530 information and training with commercial and non-commercial pig breeders, free practice veterinarians, hunting funds, hunting clubs and forestry managers.
This information and training is attended by companies and associations, as a rule veterinarians who are exposed to the risks of spreading African swine fever, the measures to be taken and implemented to combat and combat the virus.
Farms and pig breeders, meat industry operators, hunting clubs, doctors in the liberal professions also had the necessary information and instructions to fight African swine fever in time, so the decisions they made about the slaughter measures, prevention and control of the spread of the virus are fully understood.
Moreover, on 9 August 2018 ANSVSA placed on the site evidence of the participation of the representatives of the companies in this training by publishing the minutes of all meetings organized by ANSVSA in each province, confirmed by the signatures of the legal representatives of the companies in the field and who attended the training. These documents show unequivocally that the authorities of the state have informed all operators in the sector in good time, honestly and without distinction about the risks of African swine fever and measures to control and control the spread of the virus.
The minutes that have been signed in each province, within the information provided by ANSVSA, which contains the signatures of all participants, can be consulted on the ANSVSA website, according to the press release.
Budget allocations from the budgetary reserve fund to the government
Under Government Budget Act 2018, no. 2/2018, the amount of ROLL 315.7 million for the budgetary reserve fund for government provision – FRB (314.7 million lei) and for the intervention fund available to the government (1 million lei). The reserve fund was supplemented during the year by the amount of ROLL 402.7 million according to article 54 of the Law on public finances, no. 500/2002, with subsequent amendments and additions.
In 2018, the Government supplemented the Intervention Fund with the Fund for budget reserve and government provision the amount of 514.5 million ROL, which is assigned to local and central authorities to remove the consequences of natural disasters caused by flooding, the government also declares:
- ROLL 57.777 million by Government Order No.177 / 2018 for some administrative-territorial units affected by natural disasters, for the provinces Argeş, Buzău, Constanţa, Dâmboviţa, Harghita, Olt, Prahova, Vâlcea, Vrancea, to remove the effects of natural disasters (eg stabilization of landslides and restoration of municipal roads, consolidation of provincial roads, restoration of streets, decolmation of rivers and streams, reconstruction of bridges);
- ROLL 9.849 million by Government Order No.336 / 2018 for some administrative-territorial units affected by natural disasters, for the provinces Argeş, Bistriţa-Năsăud, Botoşani, Dâmboviţa, Giurgiu, Gorj, Olt, Teleorman, carrying out work to restore the local infrastructure affected by natural disasters (eg municipal roads, provincial roads, streets, bridges);
- 108.677 million ROL to Government Order No. 514/2018 for administrative-territorial units affected by the natural disasters in the provinces of Alba, Bacau, Bistrita-Nasaud, Botosani, Buzau, Caras-Severin, Cluj, Covasna, Dambovita, Galati, Gorj, Harghita, Hunedoara, Iasi Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Prahova, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Vaslui, Vrancea, Vrancea, for the reconstruction of the local infrastructure affected by the natural disasters produced in March – July 2018 (eg municipal roads, provincial roads, streets, bridges);
- ROLL 212.155 million to Government Order No. 563/2018 for territorial-administrative units affected by natural disasters for the Alba, Arad, Arges, Bacău, Bistriţa-Năsăud, Botoşani, Braşov, Buzău, Caraş-Severin, Cluj, Covasna, Dâmboviţa, Galati, Gorj districts . Harghita, Hunedoara, Iasi, Maramures, Mehedinti, Mures, Neamt, Prahova, Sibiu, Suceava, Teleorman, Vaslui, Vrancea, for the reconstruction of the local infrastructure affected by the natural disasters produced in the period March – May 2018 (eg municipal roads, provincial roads, streets, bridges, water supply network).
- ROLL 57.159 million, Government Order No. 516/2018, to supplement the budget of the Ministry of Water and Forest for the urgent implementation of the necessary work to remove the consequences of the natural disasters that were produced in June 2018.
- ROLL 58,966 million, by Government Order No. 582/2018, to supplement the budget of the Ministry of Waters and Forests to remove the effects of natural disasters caused by the floods in June – July 2018on the waterways in Alba, Arges, Bacau, Brasov, Caraş-Severin, Covasna, Gorj, Harghita, Ialomita, Maramures, Neamt, Suceava,
- 10 million ROLE, Government Order No. 34/2 / 2018, supplementing the budget of the Ministry of Health – Lifting of the effects on fire of 11 April 2018 at the Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. George I.M. Georgescu "Iasi.