The Council adopted a directive amending directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (PE-CO9S 15/14, 7927/14 ADD). Final adoption of the legislation by the Council follows an agreement reached at first reading with the European Parliament.
The European Parliament voted at its plenary session of 12 March 2014. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) entails the systematic collection and analysis of information about the environmental effects of a project by the developer in order to enable the competent authority to decide if and how the project should be carried out.
The directive is aimed at ensuring a high level of protection of the environment and human health through the establishment of common minimum requirements for the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.
Monday April 14, 2014/ European Consilium/ European Union.