Published Monday, 15 December 2003

Progress in the Implementation of Five Environmental Directives in the Acceding Countries 

This brief examines the current state of implementation of the urban waste water treatment (UWWT) Directive (91/271), large combustion plant (LCP) Directive (2001/80), solvent emissions Directive (1999/31), landfill Directive (1999/13) and IPPC Directive (96/61) in the Acceding Countries. It reviews the current state of transposition, aspects of practical implementation, investments required and administrative capacity for enforcement, etc. The briefing provides, for each Directive, a short overview for the ten Acceding Countries, with more detailed case examples for the Czech Republic and Poland.