The Environmental Situation in the Czech Republic

01-03-2003

The environment chapter is one of the most difficult and financially costly aspects of the adoption of the acquis communautaire in connection with the Czech Republic’s accession to the European Union. The purpose of this briefing is to describe the environmental requirements to be met by the Czech Republic. The opportunities and risks involved in adopting European environmental standards are illustrated. What successes have been achieved in recent years, and in which areas is action still needed? In this context, the briefing considers individual environmental aspects and the general situation regarding environmental policy within the Czech Republic.

The environment chapter is one of the most difficult and financially costly aspects of the adoption of the acquis communautaire in connection with the Czech Republic’s accession to the European Union. The purpose of this briefing is to describe the environmental requirements to be met by the Czech Republic. The opportunities and risks involved in adopting European environmental standards are illustrated. What successes have been achieved in recent years, and in which areas is action still needed? In this context, the briefing considers individual environmental aspects and the general situation regarding environmental policy within the Czech Republic.