Recommendations from the interactive workshop for invasive alien species in EU countries (Budapest (HU), 2009-10-06/08)
An interactive workshop for invasive alien species was organized by the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Budapest (HU) on 2009-10-06/08, inviting Chief Plant Health Officers and NPPO inspectors of EU Member States and the neighbouring countries of Hungary. Forty participants from 13 EU Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Hungary, Ireland, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia), as well as from Ukraine and the EPPO Secretariat participated in this meeting. The general plant health aspects related to the issue of invasive alien species were discussed, as well as more specific topics such as the distribution, monitoring, control and regulations of Ambrosia artemisiifolia and Diabrotica virgifera virgifera. In particular, it was concluded that there was a need to regulate Invasive Alien Plants at the EU level. The detailed conclusions of the workshop can be viewed on the Internet: http://www.fvm.hu/main.php?folderID=1683&articleID=15282&ctag=articlelist&iid=1
EPPO Secretariat, 2010-09.