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The importance of environmental protection: Croatia in the European Union accession process

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Vlašić, Ivana; Vlašić Feketija, Mirna

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Corporate Editor Institute of Public Finance, Zagreb; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Kroatien
Abstract One of the most demanding European Union policy areas, the environment has become important in the accession negotiations process. Transposition of the acquis, ensuring its adequate implementation and absorbing the pre-accession funds constitute an enormous task for any, particularly a small, candidate country. Croatia is, in this respect, facing a great challenge and this article shows that there is still a long way to go. The lack of financing strategies and carefully planned timetables for implementation of the obligations sends a clear message that decisions should be made and actions taken immediately.
Keywords Croatia; post-socialist country; EU; environmental protection; joining the European Union; environmental policy; implementation; measure
Classification Special areas of Departmental Policy; Ecology, Environment
Method descriptive study
Free Keywords Croatia; environment policy; European Union; Environmental Action Plans; Stabilisation and Association Agreement; Accession Partnership; Pre-accession Programmes; negotiations; CARDS; PHARE; ISPA; IPA
Collection Title Croatian accession to the European Union. Vol. 4, The challenges of participation
Editor Ott, Katarina
Document language English
Publication Year 2006
City Zagreb
Page/Pages p. 321-346
ISBN 978-953-6047-77-2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
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