EU green reporting requirements "inadequate"

"Vast improvements needed" to ensure better evaluation of EU environmental policies

Statutory reporting requirements in the EU's 100-odd major environmental laws are poorly designed, according to a new European environment agency (EEA) study. This makes it impossible for the European Commission to evaluate the effectiveness of the policies themselves or of national actions. A planned reform of the reporting system should guarantee more and better information while hopefully lightening member states' reporting burden, it says.

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