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Environmental law

The EU has a range of measures to improve the quality of the environment for European citizens and safeguard their quality of life. One of the Commission's tasks is to ensure that environmental legislation is implemented correctly.

 

10 October 2017

Environmental taxes can contribute to a healthier planet and healthier people, and encourage more responsible environmental behaviour among...

6 November 2015

The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), a voluntary environmental management instrument, is celebrating its 20th anniversary....

1 September 2012

The extent to which the public can take an environmental issue to court is unclear. The basic right of access to justice is enshrined in the...

1 May 2012

Legislation on the statute book counts for little if it is not properly implemented and enforced. The EU has agreed an array of environment...