Legal Briefing (February 2010) EU Environmental legislation

This Legal Briefing reviews the key directives issued by the EU regarding environmental protection and the regulation of shipping. The main directives are presented in tabular form to compare their scope and impact.

The European Union is taking a high profile in the regulation of shipping, particularly in relation to environmental protection. The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has prompted a review of recent EU law relevant to the shipping industry. So where are we and what should we expect further?

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UK P&I

Date12/02/2010