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Challenges for the Accession Countries in the EU’s Environmental Field

Sciberras, Anne Marie (2002) Challenges for the Accession Countries in the EU’s Environmental Field. EIPASCOPE, 2002 (3). pp. 1-4.

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    [Introduction]. Almost four years to date, assessment reports from the Commission’s Environment Directorate stated that many of the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) queuing to join the EU were falling behind on the adoption of the EU’s environmental standards. This was also true for the other two applicant countries, Cyprus and Malta. Today, to date, all ten front-runner candidate countries have provisionally closed the environment chapter, acquiring between them 48 transition periods and a hefty financial bill to set their environmental standards straight. The governments of all the candidate countries understand that their citizens deserve the same quality of life as the citizens in the Member States, and that they should not be put in the position of putting up with environmental problems that the EU citizens would never tolerate.

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    Item Type: Article
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Central and Eastern Europe
    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 and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Journals > European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht) > EIPASCOPE
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2003
    Page Range: pp. 1-4
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:16

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