In the scope of the CEP project “Assistance to Montenegro in Negotiation on Accession to the EU-2016” consultant Mr. Radovan Tavzes from 4 -5 October conducted a workshop for civil servants of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and the of Environment Agency for Chapter 27 Environment and Climate Change for the area of industrial pollution and waste management.
Montenegro has already drafted negotiating positions for Chapter 27 Environment and Climate Change in the area of industrial pollution and waste management. In their positon they introduced transition periods for full implementation of the Directive on industrial emissions, Directive on waste management, the Directive on packaging and packaging waste, Directive on waste batteries and accumulators, the Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment, Directive on end of life vehicles and Directive on Management of waste from extractive industries.
With cooperation of Montenegrin side proposals for transitional periods for the full implementation of Directive 2010/75 / EU on Industrial emissions and draft for a transitional period for the full implementation of Directive 2008/98/EC on Waste management were prepared.
All proposals prepared will be further discussed and amended at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, in particular with regards the reasons for the eligibility for exemptions. Final negotiating position of Montenegro will be ready later this year. The Intergovernmental Conference on Accession of Montenegro to the EU is expected next year.
The project presents a part of the CEP program activities financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the scope of International Development Cooperation.