EEL News Service 2004/03, 12 February 2004

Added to Treaties page:

*Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of the provisions of the Arhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to EC institutions and bodies/* COM/2003/0622 final

Added to Legislation page, National Legislation, Italy and to National page, Italy:

* “Anti black-out” law Dl 239/2003 (In Italian)

* European Community Law Act (in Italian)

* Water pollution, Ministerial Decree 13 October 2003 n. 305 (in Italian)

Added to Legislation page, National Legislation, Russia and to National page, Russia:

*Constitution of Russian Federation (in English)

*Federal Law on Environmental Protection No. 7-FZ of January 10, 2002 (in English)

*Federal Law on Technical Regulation No. 184-FZ of December 27, 2002 (in English)

*State Environmental Control Scheme (in English)

Added to Documents page, Environmental Council Conclusions:

*2556th Concil meeting – ENVIRONMENT – Brussels, 22 December 2003 (pdf file)

*2536th Council meeting – ENVIRONMENT – Luxembourg, 27 October 2003 (pdf file)

*Council – Parliament agreement in second reading -GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS TRADING – Brussels, 2 July 2003

*Council – Parliament agreement in second reading -TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS OF GMOs – Brussels, 6 June 2003

Added to Documents page,Commission Communications, etc:

*Communication from the Commission Stimulating Technologies for Sustainable Development: An Environmental Technologies Action Plan for the European Union, COM(2004) 38 final of 28 January 2004

Added to National page, CEEC General page:


Added to National page,Russia:

*Russian Law News

*The Russia Site, Law

*NGO updates

*New links, including a publication on “Economic aspects of environmental policy in Russia” (available in English and Russian)

Added to National page, Italy:

*new sections on Air Pollution, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Waste, legislation and ECJ case law involving Italy

Added to Review page:

*Oleg Kolbasov, Irina Krasnova, Environmental Law. Russian Federation, Kluwer Law International, 2003

The book provides an up-to-date overview of Russian Environmental policy and law. It forms an integral part of Kluwer’s Environmental law edition in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws series.

Added to Conference page:

*12 March 2004, Energy Education: role, actors and tools. European experiences, Brussels, Belgium

symposium organized by IBGE-BIM-Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment. Contact Jonathan Fronhoffs at +32-2-775-78-74, email:

Added to Links page:

*EU Irish Presidency Environment Programme January-June 2004 (pdf file)



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

Daria Ratsiborinskaya (Institute of European law, MGIMO-University, Moscow)

Technical realisation

Marco van der Harst, Julien J.M. Simon

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