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The Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) is a two-yearly cycle of analysis, dialogue and collaboration to improve implementation of EU environmental policy and law. The Commission adopted the first EIR package in 2017. The second, in 2019, will consist of 28 country reports with updates on the challenges and successes identified in 2017 per Member State, and a Communication presenting political conclusions and containing guidance to the Member States through priority actions.

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Feedback period
29 October 2018 - 26 November 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) (Belgium)
    26 November 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) (Belgium)

    We welcome the continuing emphasis placed on environmental implementation by the Commission. European Commission monitoring, incitement and enforcement actions have, in particular, played a key role in moving towards better protection and improved quality of Europe’s surface and ground waters. European action has been essential to addressing from eutrophication, especially through implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive and...

  • European Environmental Bureau (Belgium)
    26 November 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Environmental Bureau (Belgium)

    The EEB welcomes the opportunity to comment on the EU Commission’s Roadmap for the 2nd cycle of the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR). Beyond looking at the transposition of EU environmental law in the Member States, the EIR is an opportunity to assess policy coherence and environmental integration in other areas, which are necessary also for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The EU has a wealth of environmental...

  • Wildlife Conservation Society (Belgium)
    26 November 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Wildlife Conservation Society (Belgium)

    In order for the Environmental Implementation Review to achieve its aim of improving the implementation of EU environmental policy and law, the European Commission must fulfil its commitment to review EU Directive 2008/99/EC on the protection of the environment through criminal law. Environmental crime has become the fourth largest illegal global trade, after drugs, counterfeiting and human trafficking, estimated to be worth up to 216 billion...

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First quarter 2019

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