Governments launch EU green law network

Senior official lawyers to liaise in pursuit of simpler and easier to transpose European environmental laws

A new network of EU government environmental lawyers has been created aimed at improving new environmental laws and better implementing existing ones. The idea was put forward by the current British presidency of the EU and launched at a meeting in London this week.

At the launch meeting, senior environmental lawyers from all 25 EU governments and the European Commission discussed what the network might achieve. Key issues could include how to simplify legislation, and clarification of "where risk should lie" when governments transpose EU environmental rules into national legislation.

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