24-05-2023 11:00
Public Hearing on "The state of implementation of the Habitats Directive"

Hearings PETI ENVI
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On Wednesday 24 May 2023, the Committee on Petitions, in association with the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, held a public hearing on “The state of implementation of the Habitats Directive”.

Following an overview of the state of implementation and of the infringement actions, the hearing explored, on the basis of petitions received by the Committee on Petitions alleging violations of the Habitats Directive in Member States, all shortcomings and enforcement challenges and identified possible best practice to promote full compliance by Member States with the legislation.

  • Opening remarks by Dolors Montserrat, Chair of the Committee on Petitions
  • Session I: Shortcomings and challenges of the enforcement of the Habitats Directive on the basis of petitions received
    - Implementation and infringement overview
    - Enforcement and implementation challenges
    - The infringement procedure as an efficient tool for the enforcement of the Habitats Directive?
  • Q&A session
  • Session II: How to promote full compliance by Member States of the Habitats Directive?
  • Q&A session
  • Concluding remarks by Dolors Montserrat, Chair of the Committee on Petitions