SILENCE IS CONSENT.

EUROPE, TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

Are things getting better or are things getting worse?

COMMENTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN AFTER 1st JUNE. SPEAK NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.

THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS OPENED A EUROPE WIDE CONSULTATION PROCESS TO GET ENVIRONMENTAL FEEDBACK. It is a long, involved and thorough survey which will take at least half an hour to complete. If enough environmental responses are heard, it may drive E.U. policy which at present is leading the world. the survey is at ;

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations/7eap_en.htm

Background info ;

http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/12/334&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en

Environment Action Programmes have guided the development of EU environment policy since the early seventies. During this period, environment legislation was consolidated and completed to cover almost all environmental media, with the exception of soil. With the 6th EAP in its final year, the Commission continues to pursue an ambitious environment policy aimed at ensuring a high level of environmental protection and guided by the principles enshrined in the Treaty of precaution, prevention, rectifying pollution at source and ‘polluter pays’.

Against this background, the Commission is considering how a 7th Environment Action Programme could best provide added value in the rapidly evolving environment policy context.

The purpose of this consultation is to collect the views of all stakeholders, at EU and national level, and the public at large on the environment policy priorities up to 2020. Informed opinions are sought on the priority areas to be addressed and on the most effective tools for the EU to employ in addressing the challenges described in the consultation document.

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