EIRP Proceedings, Vol 7 (2012)

Strategies of Environmental Policy in the European Union

Georgeta Modiga, Andreea Miclea, Gabriel Avramescu


Strategies for achieving environmental policy reinforce the principle of subsidiary ( delegation of responsibilities of Member States, while European Union outlines only the general objectives to be taken into account) and try replacing the traditional vertical approach, command and control type, by promoting an alternative model for achieving the EU average. One can say that these strategies are a kind of "aids", which complement standard tools and acting as incentives for the adoption of measures for environmental protection that emphasizes the trend towards an approach based on the principle of volunteering. In the early '70s, was recognized the need and legitimacy of a common environment. In time, will develop a progressive environmental Community law, which includes over 200 directives and regulations. They concern mainly water protection, air quality, protection of flora and fauna, noise, waste disposal. Environmental legislation has a particular characteristic; it takes into account economic aspects.


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