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IMPEL study confirms that significant challenges remain in implementing EU environmental law

23 Mar 2015

23 March 2015 – The European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) today publishes a report of research that looked at remaining challenges in implementing EU environmental law and how IMPEL could help to overcome them. The study includes an analysis of responses from environmental regulators across Europe on practical […]...
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Directors of the EPA Network meet the European Commssion VP Frans Timmermans

20 Mar 2015

A delegation of directors from Environmental Protection Agencies across Europe (EPA Network) met with the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to discuss a paper with recommendations compiled by the group. Calling for an ambitious implementation of 7th European Environment Action Programme (7th EAP) the directors exchanged views on how to implement the programme […]...
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IMPEL Talks About Illegal Water Abstractions at the EU Working Group on Agriculture

19 Mar 2015

On the 4th and 5th of March 2015, IMPEL, represented by Mr. Giuseppe Sgorbati and Mr. Enrico Zini, took part in a meeting of the Agriculture Working Group, organised by the European Commission. The meeting was held within the framework of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) for the Water Framework Directive and was attended by approx 40 Member […]...
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IMPEL’s Key Achievements 2013-2014

17 Mar 2015

Today IMPEL is launching a ‘Key Achievements’ brochure which highlights some of IMPEL’s main work over the last two years. It refers to the evaluation study carried out by and how IMPEL implemented the recommendations. Some examples of success stories are shared, as well as the country engagement programme set up by IMPEL. It ends […]...
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New IMPEL Expert Team on Cross-cutting Tools and Approaches Agrees on Future Work

12 Mar 2015

12 March 2015 – During its first meeting held between 10 and 12 March, the newly established IMPEL Expert Team on Cross-cutting Tools and Approaches agreed upon its future priority areas of work. They include further work on environmental inspection optimization, complementary intervention approaches and the use of technology to support regulatory and enforcement agencies. […]...
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NGO Report ‘Preventing Waste: recycling isn’t enough for a circular economy’

11 Mar 2015

The many social, environmental and economic benefits that would result from robust resource policies have been recognised by both the European Union and the governments of its member states. For example, by boosting re-use and repair of products, jobs are created while the impacts from mineral and metal extraction, incineration and landfill are avoided. But […]...
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