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mcandyh Feb 07, 2013 03:16 PM
Does the EEA deal with any kind of issue related to environmental crime. Does it have any role concerning law enforcement in that area? If not, what agencies or institutions within the EU tackle with the threat? Thank you!
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EEA Feb 15, 2013 12:21 PM
Dear mcandyh,
The EEA is the EU agency responsible for providing information on the European environment. The aim of the EEA is to ensure that decision-makers and the public are kept informed about the state and outlook of the environment. The EEA collects environmental data from the Member Countries, other EU institutions and international organisations. Based on this information, we produce reports on various environmental topics. We do not deal with issues related to environmental crime.

The EU Commission has the responsibility of making new legislative proposals. These proposals are then adopted by the Council and the parliament, and implemented in the Member States by the national authorities. The Commission has the responsibility of overseeing that Member States act in accordance with EU law. The role of the EEA is to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information.

The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of EU legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. You can find the section on environmental legislation at:
http://europa.eu/[…]/index_en.htm

Information about environmental crime can be found on the European Commission’s website at:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/legal/crime/index.htm

If the above mentioned websites do not provide you with sufficient information, you may also contact the DG Environment directly at:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/contact/form_en.htm

Hope that helps.
 
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