1 Tahrcountry Musings: EU To Crack Down On Environmental Criminals

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

EU To Crack Down On Environmental Criminals

EU Commission has called for stricter norms to deal with environmental crimes and recommended a minimum term of five years jail and fines of at least 750,000 euros for offences done intentionally or with serious negligence. The member states would be required to make activities such as the illegal shipment of waste and unlawful trade in endangered species or ozone-depleting substances criminal offences. The new proposals will be subject to a vote by qualified majority from the member states and approval from the European Parliament.

2 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

Good. Such initives should come from developed countries. They will naturally percolate down to developing countries. I congratulate Church of England for this bold initiative.

sita Raghavan said...

Excellent