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THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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  • Post Date 2018-11-10T08:00:40+00:00
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THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Overview

The European Union has long been a major source of environmental protection law for EU Member States and its institutions have played a profound influence on the direction of environmental policies

Aim of this module:

-To understand how the EU is organized and the roles of main institutions

-To identify the main sources of the EU environmental law and assess legal basis and justifications

-To appreciate range of EU environmental legislation and the degree of flexibility given to Member States in setting standards

-To assess the extent to which the Member States may set standards

-To evaluate challenges of securing compliance with EU and role of the ECJ

-To appreciate the impact of the EU on National environmental law and role played by the national courts

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Milestones in the development of EU environmental law and policy

1972

UN Stockholm Conference

 

 

1973

First Environmental Action Programme

 

 

1973-1986

Expansion of EC environmental law in water, waste and air pollution

 

 

1980

Common market rules with environmental objectives (ECJ)

 

 

1985

Environmental protection is «one of the Community main objectives» (ECJ)

 

 

1987

Single European Act Environmental Title inserted into the EC Treaty

 

 

1988

Environmental protection mandatory requirement of the EC (ECJ)

 

 

1989

Separate Environment General Directorate in the EC Commission

 

 

1990

Environmental Agency (begins work in 1993)

1993

Precuationary principle added with Mastricht Treaty to the Environmental

 

Title

1997

Sustainable development becomes objective of the EC – Amsterdam Treaty

 

Environmental protection to be integrated across other policies

 

 

 

 

14/11/2016

PSUAD MASTER 1 2016 - 2017

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Milestones in the development of EU environmental law and policy

 

1997-2003

Revival of environmental legislation

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001

EC Sustainable Development Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

Enlargement of EC into Eastern and Central Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002-2012

Sixth Environmental Action Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 - 2020

Seventh Environmental Action Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-2020

EU Growth strategy «Europe 2020»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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