The EU Commission is suing Germany before the European Court of Justice for violations of current nature conservation law for years.
One infringement proceeding remained unsuccessful.
The EU Commission, chaired by Ursula von der Leyen (left), sees deficiencies in the implementation of the nature conservation directive and the European arrest warrant by the German government of Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Photo: Johanna Geron / AP)
Among other things, Germany has “still not designated a significant number of areas as special protection areas,” the Brussels authority announced on Thursday.
It is about the implementation of the Flora-Fauna-Habitat (FFH) Directive for the conservation of natural habitats and the protection of wild animals and plants.
The core is the designation of protected areas in the EU states.
These include so-called conservation goals to protect or restore the population of species.
The EU Commission had already initiated what is known as infringement proceedings against Germany in 2015, but Berlin has not dispelled the concerns over the years.
The “deadline for completing the necessary measures for all areas in Germany” expired in some cases more than ten years ago, the EU Commission announced on Thursday.
The authority complained, among other things, that “the conservation goals set for the individual areas in Germany are not sufficiently quantified and measurable”.
The EU Commission is assuming that it was the practice in all federal states and at the federal level not to set sufficiently detailed and quantified conservation goals for all 4606 areas of Community importance.
This has “significant effects on the quality and effectiveness” of the measures.
And I mean…EU Commission sues Germany?
But the EU has to have a little understanding for Germany. After all, Germany only had 20 years to implement the directive!!
Only 6 years have passed since criminal proceedings were initiated.
It can be assumed that any failure to achieve the self-set goals will simply be sent to the next over time because the game with the time factor has still worked so far.
And speaking of the EU, by the way: it was the EU that ensured that the form of agriculture that is common in our country, i.e. one that is absolutely hostile to nature, was carried to all EU countries, to those countries that were previously Had nature, like Slovenia, Croatia, Poland or Romania.
It would be a step forward if we did a Dexit.
My best regards to all, Venus