& Events

Strengthening environment protection through criminal law

Dec 15, 2021 | News

(15 December 2021) – Today, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a new EU Directive to crack down on environmental crime, fulfilling a key commitment of the European Green Deal.

© pxfuel

The proposal intends to make protection of the environment more effective by obliging Member States to take criminal law measures.

It defines new environmental crimes, sets a minimum level for sanctions and strengthens the effectiveness of law enforcement cooperation.

It also obliges the Member States to support and assist people who report environmental offences and cooperate with the enforcement.

More information