EU losing patience over poor implementation

The head of the European Commission’s environment directorate said he was frustrated by poor implementation in a frank and wide-ranging lecture on green laws

Pressing environmental issues affecting Europe must be addressed through better implementation of existing EU laws, according to Karl Falkenberg, director general of the European Commission’s environment directorate.

Speaking at the UK Environmental Law Association’s annual Garner lecture last night, Falkenberg expressed his frustration with the large numbers of infringement cases he is continually being forced to bring against member states for slow, incomplete or lax implementation of EU laws.

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