EU funded projects in central and eastern European countries are frequently harmful for ecosystems and the climate, while the implementation of EU’s environmental laws and regulations (acquis) is at best deficient.
- infrastructure developments affecting NATURA 2000 sites,
- waste management schemes that aren’t planned along the so–called waste hierarchy,
- inadequate application of Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) of individual projects
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… for numerous examples see our map of controversial EU funded projects in central and eastern Europe