- IA Topic : Compliance
Excerpt:Several European Member States are facing infringement proceedings for breaching European EIA laws. Ireland is taken to court for the third time, this year for excluding demolition work from the Irish law. Other court cases address Italy, Cypris and Poland. Furthermore, the Commission issued 17 final warnings for 13 countries.
Excerpt:The better implementation of EU environmental legislation could save €50bn a year according to a Communication published by the Commission. A range of approaches to improve implementation are suggested including improved surveillance and inspection, better sharing of information, and more access to justice for environmental groups.