EU Health Commissioner, Tonio Borg has called on Russian authorities to re-think banning EU pig meat exports since the EU has taken the appropriate measures to ensure that African swine fever is confined to the southern part of Lithuania.

Last week, two cases of African swine fever in wild boar have been confirmed in Lithuania. Officials have imposed a temporary ban on the shipping of live pigs out of the affected areas and the government is expected to declare an official state of emergency ...

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