Harmonization of the Legislation of the Republic of Serbia on Environment with the EU Law Cover Image

Harmonizacija propisa Republike Srbije u oblasti zaštite životne sredine sa pravom EU
Harmonization of the Legislation of the Republic of Serbia on Environment with the EU Law

Author(s): Miloš Vasiljević, Đuro M. Đurić
Subject(s): Human Ecology, EU-Legislation
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: Republic of Serbia; EU integration; environmental protection; acquis communautaire; approximation of legislation
Summary/Abstract: In the European Union accession process, the Republic of Serbia has emabrked on an ambitious effort to achieve full harmonization of national legislation with EU law. The harmonization process includes the adoption of EU legislation - the acquis communautaire - by amending existing national legislation, the adoption of new harmonized laws and, finally, their proper implementation. This task required political will and support, since it was initiated started before the approximation of national regulations with EU law became obligatory for the Republic of Serbia. Since March 2012, Serbia has been harmonizing its laws as a candidate country for EU membership. One of the most important chapters of the EU acquis communautaire is Chapter 27, which is related to environmental protection. In the process of harmonization in this area, the Republic of Serbia has made significant progress.However, as the acquis communautaire is not a static category, it is necessary to ensure continuous political and financial support, and strengthen administrative capacities in order to secure proper implementation of the newly adopted regulations. Furthermore, climate changes present a serious challenge for Serbia as a candidate country.

  • Page Range: 134-149
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Serbian