Commission consults on strengthening environmental liability

Following criticism from MEPs and the European Court of Auditors, the European Commission has opened a consultation on how it can strengthen the ‘polluter pays’ principle in EU law.

by Simon Pickstone
An abandoned van used for illegal waste dumping in Petersfield, England, 2021. The Commission is considering broadening environmental liability to individuals as well as companies. Photo: Chris Gorman/Getty Images
An abandoned van used for illegal waste dumping in Petersfield, England, 2021. The Commission is considering broadening environmental liability to individuals as well as companies. Photo: Chris Gorman/Getty Images

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