MEPs demand binding EU green inspections rules

European parliament rejects commission plan to set inspection requirements in sectoral legislation

MEPs have urged the European commission to propose binding EU minimum standards for environmental inspections by the end of next year as a way of improving implementation of green legislation across the bloc.

The call was made in a non-legislative resolution adopted by the European parliament on Thursday. The parliament backed a set of demands made by its environment committee in October (EED 08/10/08), including a call for a binding directive and an EU environmental inspection force.

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