Legal assistance for the elaboration and adaptation of national legislation for the effective implementation of the Basel Convention in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro

United Nations Environment Programme (2005)

The main goal of the project was to assist to the three Balkan countries in implementation of Basel Convention and relevant obligations into national legislation. All three countries are served by BCRC Bratislava and they are Parties to the Basel Convention (Bulgaria from 1996, the FYR Macedonia from 1997 and Republic of Serbia and Montenegro from the 2000). In spite of that, the hazardous waste management legislation was developed on different levels. In addition, the legislation often was not in compliance with the Basel Convention requirements. All countries' reports (attached) started with information on current national situation in hazardous waste management legislation, including analysis of the existing status through activities done by the project and recommendations.

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