EU Candidate Membership Status of Ukraine: Prospects for the Development of Environmental Legislation
Keywords:environmental acquis, EU environmental policy, adaptation of environmental law, EU accession
The purpose of the article is to study the process of harmonization of the environmental legislation of Ukraine with EU acquis in connection with the acquisition of the EU candidate membership status. An analysis of the legal framework for the formation of EU environmental policy has been carried out. The main principles of the EU in the field of environmental protection are defined. The article examines the process of formation and the current state of compliance of the national environmental legislation with EU environmental acquis. The main principles of the EU in the field of environmental protection are defined. The current state of alignment of the domestic legal regulation in the sphere of environmental protection with the environmental law of the EU is analyzed. Priority areas where the adaptation of environmental legislation with the EU acquis are highlightened. It is substantiated that the adaptation of the EU environmental acquis has to be accompanied by administrative, financial and organizational measures, which should be implemented to ensure its implementation.
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