Campaigners rate EU states on habitats law

Denmark heads a league table of EU member state efforts to implement the 1992 habitats directive, scoring 21 points from a possible 30, environmental group WWF said today. WWF put Netherlands second with 21 points and Austria and the UK next with 19 points each. The laggards are Germany, Spain, Portugal (13 points), Greece (12) and Ireland (8). The study covered legal transposition, practical action and financial and administrative support. None of the countries has fully complied with the law, and "every [implementation] deadline has been broken," the group says. See press release.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.