Better Implementation for the Future

A new strategic direction: IMPEL’s focus and priorities for the next few years and its strategy to meet the challenges ahead.

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Results Enforcement Actions III Project Published

Outcomes show need for continued collaboration and enforcement actions to tackle illegal shipments of waste

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Evaluation of the IMPEL Network

IMPEL issued a study to evaluate the value and impacts of out network and its work in order to identify the benefits of IMPEL activities as well as any areas of improvement.

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New: IMPEL Brochure

IMPEL recently published a brochure about the network, including its areas of work, the organisational structure and an overview of member organisations.

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Latest news

General 16 Oct 2014

High level group advises the Commission on administrative burdens

A High Level Group on Administrative Burdens (HLG) was set up in 2007 to advise the European Commission on the implementation of the Action Programme for Reducing...

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General 16 Oct 2014

Feasibility study on the establishment of an electronic data change for waste shipments published

The Commission published its study to explore the feasibility of establishing an electronic data interchange (EDI) for waste shipment on its website. The study concluded...

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News 10 Oct 2014

IMPEL E-newsletter #3 Out Now

The third edition of the IMPEL e-newsletter is out. Besides information about the country visits as part of the IMPEL engagement programme, it contains items on...

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General 09 Oct 2014

Application of EU Law: Environmental Law Again One of the Worst

There has been a marked decrease in the number of on-going infringement cases in recent years whilst the number of cases resolved through in problem solving mechanisms...

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General 09 Oct 2014

Towards a circular economy: review of EU waste legislation” – CoR Stakeholder consultation

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on “Towards a circular economy: review of EU waste legislation”. On 2 July 2014, the European...

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Biodiversity 09 Oct 2014

Sharing knowledge to protect our marine environment

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has set up the MSFD Competence Centre (MCC) to help EU countries achieve ‘Good Environmental Status’ of their marine waters by...

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Upcoming Events

Workshop on Risk Criteria for Prioritization of Environmental Inspections

November 4, 2014 to November 5, 2014.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
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Meeting on Risk criteria for prioritization of environmental inspections

November 25, 2014 to November 26, 2014.
Location: Como, Italy
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Key Highlights

14 Aug 2014

IMPEL 2013 Conference Recommendations: Understanding the Implementation Gap, Simpler Legislation and Greater Support for Enforcement Agencies

The IMPEL 2013 Conference on Implementation & Enforcement of Environmental legislation “Working...
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30 Jul 2014

European countries continue to tackle illegal waste shipments together

Regulatory authorities from 30 European countries have joined forces to combat illegal waste shipments....
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14 May 2014

IMPEL agrees new Strategy

IMPEL has agreed a change to its strategic direction and its organisation as part of a plan to make its...
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