European states urged to implement green laws

Environment agency tells Belgrade pan-Europe ministerial meeting key global conventions still not been observed

Environment ministers from 56 European and former Soviet central Asian countries have been urged to speed up implementation of international environmental conventions and agreements in the region.

The call was made by the European environment agency (EEA) on Wednesday in its latest assessment of the state of the continent's environment. The report was presented in Belgrade at the sixth ministerial meeting of "Environment for Europe", a discussion forum held under the UN's economic commission for Europe (Unece).

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