Enforcement and compliance of environmental legislation in water sector in the Republic of Macedonia

Nedanovski, Pece and Blinkov, Darko and Matlievska, Margarita (2012) Enforcement and compliance of environmental legislation in water sector in the Republic of Macedonia. BALWOIS Proceedings 2012. pp. 660-674. ISSN ISBN 978-608-4510-10-9

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Abstract

Abstract The Republic of Macedonia’s accession to EU is a strategic goal supported by the majority of the citizens living in the country. One of the obligations that the Republic of Macedonia should meet is transferring the EU legislation into the national legislation. In that sense, the area regarding environmental protection has one of the leading roles and it is actually before the rest of the areas. Part of the legislation in this area had been transferred up to year 2004 and it has been being a subject to implementation so far. The transfer and the implementation of legislation in the sector of water protection have a special place in EU legislation on environmental protection. In the case with the Republic of Macedonia, all this has been covered with the Law on Environment and the Law on Waters. This paper tries to give a detailed analysis of the Macedonian case, shedding a light on the period from 2004 to 2011. In doing so, what is taken into consideration are the inspections carried out on the behalf of the State Environment and Nature Protection Inspectorate. The paper also sheds a light on the financial aspects regarding the implementation of these laws in practice. The results from this research lead to the conclusion that the implementation and the compliance have an upward trend of movement, but there is still a room for further improvement. Keywords : environmental legislation, water sector, European Union, Republic of Macedonia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Margarita Matlievska
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2012 14:19
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 14:19
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/3201

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