"The European Union's executive was also assuming that bird flu found in Romania was the same virulent strain, he said, though further tests are needed to confirm this.
'The virus found in Turkey is avian flu H5N1 high pathogenic virus,' he told a news conference. 'It's true that scientists caution us and warn us that there will be a pandemic.'"
Note that "will be" in the last sentence. Europeans are always so much more candid than we are; at least when it comes to politicians and officials.