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The latest ENPE newsletter - Issue 22 - has been published and is available for download. Please see below for the full version in pdf format.


Directive (EU) 2024/1203 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 April 2024 on the protection of the environment through criminal law and replacing Directives 2008/99/EC and 2009/123/EC has been published and is available here:  

This Directive is an important step in the development of environmental criminal law.

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ENPE President Anne Brosnan and ENPE Supporting Member Teodor Nita participated in the European Academy of Law (ERA) training workshop on EU legislation to combat Wildlife Crime and Illegal logging in Trier, Germany on the 5th and 6th of February.

Presenting background information on EU environmental law, with case studies included, the training was well received by the delegates who comprised prosecutors and regulatory specialists from across the EU.

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We are very pleased to be sharing our latest ENPE newsletter with members, partners and stakeholders. This latest issue, number 21, includes details of a very busy few months since our annual conference in Rome in September. We hope you enjoy it, and as ever, welcome your feedback!

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Wildlife Crime

A working group exploring the major issues of interpretation, practical application, evidence gathering and quantification of damage to the environment that hinder efficient and effective prosecution...

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Waste & Pesticides

From its establishment in 2015, the working group has exchanged experiences and best practices in combating violations of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation.

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The Pollution working group was set up to explore the various issues experienced by prosecutors arising from non-compliance with industrial emissions and other major accident hazard laws across Europe.

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ENPE Background

In September 2012, in Brussels, representatives from prosecuting bodies in seven European countries came together to establish the European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE). The meeting was attended by representatives from the Environment Agency for England, and from similar bodies in Sweden, France, Belgium, Ireland and Germany.

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Become a member

This website is designed to increase collaboration between environmental prosecutors and to improve the way environmental crime is prosecuted across Europe. Membership is open to any organisation involved in prosecuting environmental crime across Europe. Please follow the link below to learn more about how you can gain access to this resource.

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