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“The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and Environmental Policy: Challenges, Expectations, Speeds and Flexibility”

Carius, Alexander and Homeyer, Ingmar von and Bar, Stefani. (1999) “The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and Environmental Policy: Challenges, Expectations, Speeds and Flexibility”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Having sketched the general problems and opportunities raised by Eastern enlargement, the remainder of this paper will concentrate on the implications of enlargement for European environmental policy. In this context, the conclusion reached by the European Commission that, as far as Community environmental law is concerned, no accession country will, in the near future, be in a position to meet in total the obligations laid down in the Acquis might give cause for scepticism, particularly as this level of pessimism is unparalleled for any other area of the Acquis. This begs the question of which problems specific to the environmental sector lead the Commission to such a prognosis and further: What are the possibilities of ensuring-in spite of these problems-the greatest possible level of compliance with Community environmental legislation in an expanded European Union?

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Central and Eastern Europe
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Baltics
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 31
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2237

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