EUROPIA Comments in view of the 2nd reading in the European Parliament on the Proposal for a Directive on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) (Recast). COM(2007)844

Posted on 01/12/2009 in Position Paper

While fully acknowledging the task to reduce the effect of pollution on human health and the environment, EUROPIA is of the view that the European Union policies should be based on the key principles of:

•The use of sound science.

•Goal based legislation with established environmental objectives.

•Cost-effectiveness of measures.

•Feasible and practical implementation.

These basic principles allow the Member States and operators, to find cost-effective solutions that respect environmental needs as well as practical and socio/economic factors.