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Europe Agreement – Pre-Accession Strategy: Economic Impacts of Implementing Legislation which Approximates EU Environmental Legislation – Preparatory Study: AIR

Economic and legal analysis of the impacts of approximation with EU Environmental legislation.

The overall objective of the project was to prepare a preliminary estimate of the economic and financial impacts of the implementation of EU legislation on air protection and to create a starting point for a more detailed follow-up study. Within the project there was also a comparison of EU and Czech legislation in the field of air protection and the degree of approximation of Czech legislation to EU legislation. Based on this, the basic and additional costs of implementing the Czech legislation in relation to the approximation to the relevant EU legislation were estimated. This estimatation included consideration of necessary changes in institutions, management, enforcement and monitoring (including relevant investment and operating costs).

Funding Agency: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Duration: 1997–1998
Contact Person: Jiřina Jílková (
Researchers: Jiřina Jílková, Václav Červenka, Milan Damohorský, Zdeněk Štěpánek

The output was an analysis of the economic and legal impacts of the implementation of EU legislation on atmospheric protection. Furthermore, conclusions based on past outputs included the necessary scope of activities, timing and budget requiredfor for follow-up studies considered by the Ministry of Environment to be necessary to develop a detailed approximation strategy in the field of air protection, based on more detailed considerations of economic and financial impacts.