EU losing patience over poor implementation

In a lecture on green laws, the head of the European Commission’s environment questioned the use of directives to implement EU legislation

The head of the European Commission’s environment directorate said he was frustrated by poor implementation in a frank and wide-ranging lecture on green laws.

Pressing environmental issues affecting Europe must be addressed through better implementation of existing EU laws according to Karl Falkenberg, director general of the environment directorate.

Implementation will be a major focus on the EU’s seventh environmental action programme, unveiled by the commission on Thursday.

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