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Parliament Adopts Comprehensive Environmental Package
On 25 October 2018 Parliament adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising
22 Nov 2018
Will New State Targets Lead To Reduced Environmental Protection?
Since the beginning of the Second Republic, the Constitution has provided so-called 'state targets', which have guided the government to declare certain interests to be substantial.
11 Sep 2018
Environmental Protection Through Criminal Law – Excesses, Omissions And Other Flaws
The issue of environmental crime has been addressed in international and European for many years
21 Sep 2017
Climate Impact: Game Changer For Third Runway At Vienna Aiport
In February 2017 the Federal Administrative Court hindered the plans for a third runway to be built at Vienna Airport, explaining that the positive aspects of the project could not justify the extra carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution.
30 May 2017
Is A Closed Pumping System A Hydroelectric Power Plant?
The Koralm pumped storage hydroelectric power plant will be constructed in Styria, Austria. With a bottleneck output of about 1 gigawatt, it will be one of the most powerful hydropower plants in Austria.
27 Oct 2016
Implementation Of The Water Framework Directive
What remains of the "class theory" following the ECJ's 1 July 2015 (C-461/13) ruling with regard to the "no-deterioration" clause?
3 Jul 2015
Aarhus Convention – Infringement Procedure Against Austria
The international Aarhus Convention was concluded by both the European Union and its member states. The convention lays down procedural safeguards in environmental decision-making processes.
26 May 2015
ECJ Rules On Exploratory Drilling For Natural Gas And Mineral Oil
In August 2011 the Ministry of Economy authorised the Austrian crude oil exploration company Rohöl-Aufsuchung AG to undertake exploratory drilling for natural gas and mineral oil within the Austrian municipality of Straßwalchen.
European Union
28 Apr 2015
New EIA Legislation May Slow Down The Building-Permit Procedure
On 13 December 2011, the new European Directive No. 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and projects on the environment (hereinafter as the "EIA Directive"), which codified the previous regulation, entered into force.
Czech Republic
3 Feb 2015
IPPC Baseline Reporting To Become Serious Very Soon
Slovenian legislation is still lagging behind in transposing the IPPC/IED baseline reporting requirements into national environmental law.
26 Aug 2014
Commission Unveils Guidance For Groundwater And Soil Protection Measures To Be Taken By Operators Of IPPC Installations
The Industrial Emissions Directive ("IED", 2010/75/EU) adopted in 2010 introduced more stringent measures for the protection of soil and groundwater.
European Union
21 May 2014
ECJ Rules That Natura 2000 Sites Are Not Carved In Stone
The ECJ has held that in certain cases, the Member States are required to propose to the Commission the declassification of a site on the list of SCIs.
European Union
11 Apr 2014
Environment 2013 - Austria
As Austrian environmental law is shaped by the Austrian federal legal system, the Austrian polity and allocation of competences is outlined in the following.
19 Nov 2012
Environment 2013 - Bulgaria
What are the main statutes and regulations relating to the environment?
16 Nov 2012
Environment 2013 - Romania
What are the main statutes and regulations relating to the environment?
16 Nov 2012
EU/CEE: Carbon Trading Post-2012 – A Battle For Transitional Free Allocation Of Emission Allowances
The EU Climate Change Package provides for a substantial change to the current European Trading Scheme.
European Union
9 Oct 2012
Industrial Site Contaminations Likely To Be-Come More Transparent In M&A Transactions In Near Future
As of 7 January 2013, certain industries will become subject to more stringent environmental investigation and reporting obligations.
European Union
11 Sep 2012
Mandatory Financial Coverage Of Environmental Liability In The Slovak Republic From 1 July 2012
As of 1 July 2012, in Slovakia operators of facilities performing environmentally-hazardous occupational activities will have to provide proof of financial coverage for any liabilities arising from environmental damage caused by their activities.
2 Jul 2012
Potential Practical Problems With Transferring Environmental Permits In Case Of Acquisitions And Restructurings
When acquiring or restructuring a running business, one issue that must be considered is the transferability of environmental permits. Addressing this issue in advance will help to avoid ending up with a business that cannot be operated upon completion of the purchase or restructuring.
26 Sep 2011
Legal Developments In The Regulatory Practice
Schoenherr is pleased to announce the release of its first Regulatory Newsletter. We have created the newsletter to provide stakeholders and clients from different industries with regular updates on regulatory issues, such as new developments in the fields of environmental and energy law, TMT, life sciences and public procurement law.
20 Sep 2011
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