Standardised rules for compliance reports on EC laws

The official text of a Directive intended to improve reporting by Member States of their compliance with EC environmental legislation has now been published.1 It will introduce standardised reporting arrangements for more than 30 Directives, but will make little impact before 1997.

The background to the legislation was explained when it was issued in draft by the European Commission in mid-1990 (ENDS Report 188, pp 32-3). In essence, it marks yet another attempt to improve the flow of information to the Commission about Member States' compliance with environmental Directives. Until now they have reported inconsistently to Brussels, partly because the Directives themselves contain inconsistent reporting requirements.

Please sign in or register to continue.

Sign in to continue reading

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
or call 020 8267 8120

Subscribe for full access

or Register for limited access

Already subscribe but don't have a password?
Activate your web account here