The Polluter-Pays Principle in EU Law - Bold Case Law and Poor Harmonisation
Pro Natura: Festskrift Til H. C. Bugge, Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, pp. 405-419, 2012
15 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2012
More than thirty-ﬁve years have passed since Recommendation 75/436/Euratom, ECSC, EEC of 3 March 1975 regarding cost allocation and action by public authorities on environmental matters was adopted by the Commission, a soft law instrument that has been clarifying the ways in which the polluter-pays principle should be applied in the EU. Unfortunately, in spite of all efforts, environmental externalities are not yet fully integrated into prices of goods and services.
Keywords: polluter-pays principle, case law, harmonisation
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