UK assesses EU green law implementation

Britain's national audit office has recommended good practices for transposing EU legislation into national law based on recent experience with environmental directives. The office focuses on the environment ministry because it alone handled 30% of all EU laws requiring transposition in 2002 and 2003. Despite performing well on some directives (the water framework and emissions trading directives are highlighted), it was also the target of 61 new infringement proceedings from the European Commission. The report draws a series of good practice examples from the ministry's experience. See press release.

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