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European Environmental Law

European Environmental Law

After Lisbon

€ 52,-
  • Author(s):
  • Jan H. Jans; Hans H.B. Vedder
  • Year:
  • 2012
  • Language:
  • english
  • Size:
  • 16,5x24,5
  • Pages:
  • 560
  • ISBN:
  • 9789089521057
  • Edition:
  • Hardback
  • NUR:
  • 828
  • Print/edition:
  • Fourth


This leading monograph on European Environmental Law is now completely updated and revised. Taking into account new case law of the European Courts, recent environmental directives and regulations and the new provisions of the Lisbon Treaty. This book provides an in-depth analysis of important legal issues of European environmental law. What are the legal grounds for EU environmental policy and on what principles are directives and regulations based upon? To what extent precludes EU environmental regulation more stringent national environmental standards? What are the requirements the Court of Justice has imposed on the Member States implementing environmental directives? How and to what extent can European environmental law be relied upon and challenged before national courts and the European Courts? How do the Treaty rules on the internal market and undistorted competition interfere with national environmental policy? Answers to these and other questions can be found in this book. The book discusses all major environmental directives and regulations, integrating important judgments of the Court of Justice on their interpretation. Furthermore, national case law on the application of European environmental law is also being taken into account.

Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment: 'This edition provides again one of the foremost and most relevant contributions to the theory and practice of European environmental law.'

About the authors
Jan H. Jans is professor of Administrative Law at the University of Groningen. He is also honory judge at the Assen District Court, vice-chairman of the Advisory Comittee on Appeals to the Netherlands Competition Authority, member of the Editorial board Journal of Environmental & Planning Law, Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and member of the Avosetta Group of European Environmental Lawyers.
Hans Vedder is professor of Economic Law at the University of Groningen. He is also honorary judge at the Leeuwarden Appeal Court and Member of the Advisory Comittee on Appeals to the Netherlands Competition Authority.