An EU marine environment strategy due from European Commission next year risks being too abstract and needs toughening up, a network of national environmental advisory councils has warned. The EEAC proposes measures to tackle "serious omissions" in current plans for the strategy, which are based on a communication put out by the Commission two years ago (EED 10/10/02).
Alongside demands for "clear, achievable targets and a timetable for meeting them", the network's main plea is for the EU strategy to define a "desired state" of the marine environment to be reached.
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