EEL News Service 2003/06, 21 May 2003

Added to Case Law

* C 3/00, ECJ, 20 March 2003, Denmark v Commission

The judgment backs the right of the Danish government to apply the EC treaty’s “environmental guarantee” clause of Article 95(4). It clarifies and strengthens the right of member states to maintain environmental or public health controls stricter than subsequently agreed in an EU harmonisation law.

Added to Conference Pages

* 6 June 2003, Europees Milieurecht, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

* 16-17 June 2003, Legal issues in the implementation and

enforcement of climate policies in Europe, Brussels, Belgium

* 18-19 June 2003, Emissiehandel, Hilversum, The Netherlands

* 18-19 June 2003, Het Bouwstoffenbesluit in de Praktijk, Delft, The Netherlands

* 30 June-2 July 2003, A Secure Future for an Enlarged Europe?, Maastricht, The Netherlands

* 30 June-9 July 2003, Summer Course in European Union Law, London, UK

* 30 June-1 July 2003, Towards Efficient Risk Analysis: Developments so far and Remaining Challenges, Maastricht, The Netherlands

* 16-17-18 July 2003, Challenges and Risks of GMOs. What risk analysis is appropriate?, The European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht, The Netherlands

Added to Treaties page:

European Convention

* Preliminary Draft Constitutional Treaty

* Informal Environment Ministers meeting, 2-3 May, Greece

Environment ministers from 25 countries (the present and acceding countries) gathered in Athens, Greece at an informal meeting to discuss future impacts of the proposed European Constitutional Treaty. They agreed that the way the proposals stand now, they do not reflect the environmental achievements reached so far (documents uploaded in this respect include the Presidency Conclusions, Commission non-paper, Background paper, speech by Ms. Vasso Papandreou, press conference materials).



Wybe Th. Douma (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)

Jurgen Lefevere (FIELD, London)

Alena Dodokova (Institute for Environmental Policy, Prague)

Technical realisation

Marco van der Harst, Julien J.M. Simon

(T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)