Revolution plotted for EU green law appraisal

Member states to face much broader reporting requirements under forthcoming directive

EU member states are to face much stronger and broader requirements to report on their implementation of the bloc's environmental laws under a directive being drafted by the European Commission. The initiative is designed to boost the information basis for environmental policy making in the future.

Representatives of the Commission, the European environment agency (EEA) and EU statistical agency Eurostat debated the draft proposals last week at an event organised by the Danish presidency. The Commission expects to issue a formal proposal early next year.

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