The Eastern Enlargement of the European Union and Environmental Policy
This paper, presented during the Sixth Biennial International Conference of the European Community Studies Association in 1999, examines the implications of the planned EU enlargement for European environmental policy.
The inclusion of ten additional countries from Eastern Europe represents a challenge especially for environmental policy, as it is unclear if the accession countries will be able to meet the EU obligations in this policy field. The authors, Alexander Carius, Ingmar von Homeyer, and Stefani Bär (all Ecologic Institute), analyze what an optimal solution for future environmental policy making could look like.
The paper [pdf, 2.1 MB, English] is available for download on the homepage of the University of Pittsburgh.