This publication on EU law by the law firm Stibbe Simont Monahan Duhot follows two earlier publications by the same law firm which were published in 1989 and 1990 on the European internal market and on industrial relations in the EC.
The topic chosen for this issue is the environment and the EU, in particular its legal and political dimensions. The field of environmental law and policy is becoming increasingly important and this is reflected in the considerable number of legislative acts on environmental issues that have been issued in the last couple of years.
Like with other EU issues conflicts of interest between European and national priorities are bound to arise, also in the case of environmental law. In this sense the Court of Justice plays an important mediating role. Environment and Europe was prepared by Martijn van Empel, Onno W. Brouwer, Yves Comtois, David Kirkpatrick and Pierre Larouche.
|Publisher:||Wolters Kluwer Law & Business|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
I: Background. 1. Introduction. 2. Legal Basis. 3. The External Competence of the Community in Environment Policy. II: Principles of Environmental Law. 1. Introduction. 2. The 'Polluter Pays' Principle. 3. The Principle of Prevention. 4. The Proximity Principle. 5. The Precautionary Principle. 6. The High Level of Protection Principle. 7. The Integration Principle. 8. The Legal Value of the Principles of Article 130R EC Treaty. III: Implementation of Community Environmental Policy. 1. The Blueprint of the Fifth Action Programme. 2. Instruments of Community Environmental Policy. 3. Implementation at National Level. 4. Impact for Industry of Community Action in Target Areas. IV: The Interface Between Environment Policy and the Other Community Policies. 1. Introduction. 2. Regional Policy. 3. Transport. 4. Competition. 5. Energy. 6. Taxation. 7. Agriculture. 8. Free Movement of Goods. 9. Trade Policy. V: Applications on Environmental Policy in Particular Sectors. 1. Introduction. 2. Water. 3. Waste. 4. Air. 5. Chemicals. 6. Noise. 7. Nature. 8. General Measures. VI: Lobbying Community Institutions. 1. Lobbying. 2. Who Should Lobby? 3. Who Should Be Lobbied? Annex I: Community Decision-Making Procedures. Annex II: Relevant Provisions of the EC Treaty. Bibliography. Table of Legislation, Cases and Documents Cited. Keyword Index.