Brussels has offered grants totalling
The awards were made at this week’s international conference on avian flu and a possible human pandemic held in Beijing, China.
EU consumer affairs commissioner Markos Kyprianou said the money would be used to increase surveillance, improve communications between vets and doctors, boost contingency planning and foster information sharing.
Most of the money would go to Asian and African countries, though
Combined with another
That more than covered the funding gap identified by the World Bank, said Mr Kyprianou.
But the Confederation of French Poultry Producers puts the losses over five months at over