This Paper will discuss the challenges facing the applicant countries in approximating the European Union’s environmental acquis. Part II will discuss some of the EU’s environmental legislation and the Treaty provisions that are used by the Union to enact environmental legislation. An overview of the enlargement process will be given in Part III. Finally, Part IV of the Paper will discuss the process of approximation and the challenges that it provides the applicant countries. A discussion of the financial resources available to the applicant countries will also be included in this section.
Kapios, Patrick J. "Environmental Enlargement in the European Union: Approximation of the Acquis Communautaire and the Challenges that it Presents for the Applicant Countries."Sustainable Development Law and Policy, Spring/Summer 2002, 4-9, 20-21.