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The Impact of the EUS Newly-Adopted Polluter Pays Environmental Legislation: Learning from the U.S. Experience

September 09, 2004

By David Freeman & Pierre Kirch

On April 21, 2004, the EU Council of Ministers definitively adopted the directive of the European liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. The new directive 2004/35/CE has now been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The directive must be integrated into the national law of the 25 Member States of the European Union by April 30, 2007.

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Pierre Kirch
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