EIR 2019: Country specific fact sheets

 

Europe has ambitious laws and policies to protect air and water, to promote the circular economy, raise recycling rates and safeguard nature. Implementing them is key to achieving our environmental objectives. This is why the European Commission launched the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a tool to help countries address systemic obstacles to environmental integration by identifying the causes behind poor implementation. The EIR comprises a regular cycle of analysis, dialogue and peer-to-peer support.

Please find attached the factsheets for all EU countries summarising the results of the second EIR package published in April 2019.

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#EUGreenWeek 2019, 13-17 May Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented. The next edition of EU Green Week (13-17 May 2019) will put this process of environmental implementation into the spotlight. The event will be built around the findings of the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR), a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe published by the European Commission in April 2019, asking questions such as: - What benefits do EU environmental laws bring for citizens?- What does successful implementation look like?- Where are the problem areas?- How can stakeholders take ownership of these laws? Most importantly, it will be looked at how the EU can facilitate the process, making sure that the voices of citizens are heard. EU Green Week 2019 will include events across Europe, with the official opening event on 13 May in one of the Member States and a high-level summit in Brussels from 15 to 17 May. The opening event will have a particular prominence, setting the tone for the Week's debates. The closing of Green Week will take place at the end of the Brussels Conference and will showcase the political conclusions from the Week.