The Enlargement Process of the EU: Consequences in the Field of Environment

01-04-2003

In 2004 ten more countries (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) will come into the European Union. In addition, Bulgaria and Romania are scheduled to join in 2007, with negotiations with Turkey starting at that point. This study considers the implications of the 2004 enlargement for the European environment.

In 2004 ten more countries (Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) will come into the European Union. In addition, Bulgaria and Romania are scheduled to join in 2007, with negotiations with Turkey starting at that point. This study considers the implications of the 2004 enlargement for the European environment.