MEPs seek clampdown on EU nature rules flouting

The European Parliament has called for a recently launched process for the biannual review of national compliance with EU environmental law to be improved amid “weak and defective” implementation

The European Parliament has called for a recently launched process for the biannual review of national compliance with EU environmental law to be improved amid “weak and defective” implementation across the continent, in a resolution adopted on Thursday.

The first Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) report, published by the European Commission in February, identified widespread flouting of EU rules, such as those applying to air quality and waste treatment, with dramatic variations between member states.

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