ENV.net region news: European Affairs ministers give green light to Serbia’s EU negotiations

EU ministers for European affairs on December 17, 2013,  in Brussels approved the negotiating mandate for the accession negotiations with Serbia and evaluated the progress on the enlargement and stabilisation and association process. They also agreed for the continuing negotiations on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with Kosovo, noted the important progress on reforms in Turkey and substantial[…..]

Round-table on waste management in marinas, integrated water management and EU integration

November 22, 2013 –  in the premises of Tourist Organisation of Belgrade, successful Round-table on waste management in marinas, integrated water management and EU integration was organised. After ENV.net Serbia Team presentations, it was fruitful discussion, focused on national laws implementation gaps, as well as international and EU environmental related standards. Participants includes marine managers, different CSOs, city public enterprises[…..]

EEB calls on Turkey to sign Aarhus Convention

One of the three resolutions adopted at the European Environmental Bureau’s General Assembly (Brussels, 19-20 October 2013) was a resolution of the General Assembly calling on the Republic of Turkey to take the necessary steps to become a party to the Aarhus Convention and ensure its prompt implementation. The Aarhus Convention (full title: Convention on[…..]

A discussion with EU Delegation: little progress in environmental sector in Serbia?

On October 18th, ENV.net partner EASD participated to the presentation of Serbia Progress Report 2013 organised by the EU Delegation in Serbia. The presentation, focusing on economic chapters, was followed by a discussion with CSOs representatives. Environmental chapter had a great attention in the discussion. The main conclusion of this discussion is that there are[…..]

The new EC Enlargement package is adopted!

With a set of annual reports approved yesterday, the European Commission adopts its “Enlargement package 2013” – a set of documents explaining its policy on EU enlargement and reporting on progress achieved in each country. This Communication assesses the current state of the European Union’s enlargement agenda. Based on the accompanying in-depth country analyses, the[…..]

The priority is education!

More than 120 participants were present at EnE13 conference/ENV.net Roundatable organized by the Environmental Ambassadors for Sustainable Development on the 10th of June, 2013 in Belgrade, Serbia (see the presentation here).  The main messages of this event were that environmental sector activities should be knowledge-based and that education for environment and sustainable development should be[…..]