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Kontroll av ändamålsenligheten i vattenramdirektivet och översvämningsdirektivet

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Opinion Number: CDR 541/2020
Rapporteur: 
Commission: ENVE
Status: Under preparation
Date: 01/07/2020
 
The "Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the Community action in the field of water policy", shortly called the Water Framework Directive or WFD was adopted in 2000. The Article 19(2) of the WFD foresees that "the European Commission will review its Directive at the latest 19 years after the date of its entry into force and will propose any necessary amendments to it", i.e. in 2019.

The CoR opinion on the evaluation-fitness check of the WFD and FD aims at providing an early input for the political work to be carried out by the European Commission.
It aims to underline the role of local and regional authorities in contributing to upgrading the future EU water policy in the framework of the upcoming proposals under the Green Deal and in line with the SDGs, aimed at achieving a good ecological and chemical status for European waters in line with the concerns of its citizens.
It points out the importance of water for the European citizens who seized the opportunity and dedicated the first European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) to addressing their concerns related to EU water policy.

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2019 Water Conference in Zaragoza

The ENVE rapporteur attended the EIP Water conference in Zaragoza
https://www.eip-water.eu/side-meetings-eip-water-conference-2019 when, in paralel, the European Commission published the Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive.

 
12 Dec