Progress in the Implementation of Five Environmental Directives in the Acceding Countries

This brief examines the current state of implementation of the urban waste water treatment (UWWT) Directive (91/271), large combustion plant (LCP) Directive (2001/80), solvent emissions Directive (1999/31), landfill Directive (1999/13) and IPPC Directive (96/61) in the Acceding Countries. It reviews the current state of transposition, aspects of practical implementation, investments required and administrative capacity for enforcement, etc. The briefing provides, for each Directive, a short overview for the ten Acceding Countries, with more detailed case examples for the Czech Republic and Poland.