The Council calls for a 7th Environment Action Programme

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2011

During its environment meeting on 10 October, the Council welcomed the assessment of the 6th Environment Action Programme (6thEAP) carried out by the Commission (see internal Update 35, 2011) and asked the Commission to publish a 7th Environment Action Programme by January 2012. The current 6th Environment Action Programme (6thEAP) will expire on 22 July 2012.
The Council notes that the 6th EAP contributed to making progress on environmental policies, however it also notes that shortcomings and limitations have been identified by the Commission assessment. The Council therefore invites Member States to complete the 6th EAP objectives and to implement the EU legislation.
The Commission replied to the Council request by stating that ‘a quality proposal is not possible by January 2012’.
Read the Council conclusions here