New amendments to waste management regulatory framework in Serbia
For the purpose of opening the EU accession “Chapter 27: Environment and Climate Change“ and in accordance with the European Union’s Third Energy Package, Serbia is required to approximate its regulatory framework to the applicable EU requirements and standards, deploy a significant portion of its own and, to the extent available, EU funds in energy efficiency and environmental protection projects, as well as to ensure reliable mechanisms of enforcement through increase in administrative capacity and cooperation with the private sector.
On that note, on 19th February 2016 the Serbian Parliament adopted a set of amendments to the Waste Management Act (“WMA”) and the Environmental Protection Act (“EPA”). In addition to the Act on Integrated Prevention and Protection of Environmental Pollution, the WMA and the EPA are the two most relevant pieces of legislation that regulate waste management activity in Serbia.
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