Belgrade, 27th of April 2018 – Seminar “Directive Specific Implementation Plans (DSIPs) in the area of waste management” was held in Belgrade Chamber of Commerce within the Project “Further Implementation of the Environmental Approximation Strategy – EAS”, funded by the European Union. The participants were addressed by Mr. Slobodan Perović, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection and director of the Project, and Mr. Antoine Avignon, representative of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia.
On this occasion, Mr. Slobodan Perović emphasised the importance of developing the implementation plans for waste directives, EAS and EISP 2 projects, also the participants had the opportunity to see in detail draft version of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan for Waste Framework Directive, draft version of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan for Landfill Directive, draft version of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan for Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, draft version of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan for Batteries and Accumulators Directive and draft version of the Directive Specific Implementation Plan for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. During the discussion, the participants were given the opportunity to state their opinions and give suggestions for future work.
Environmental policy of the European Union is based on the principles of preventive actions and individual responsibility. It is additionally based on fighting against environmental disturbance at source of pollution, joint accountability of the European Union and its member states, and on the inclusion of environmental protection into other EU policies. Transposition of the EU regulations into the national legal system is merely the first step in complying with European Union standards. In that process, financially most requiring sector is water management, followed by waste management sector. A considerable share of costs related to the achievement of standards in these areas will be covered from the European Union funds.