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Single European Act

Document type
Multilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Feb 28, 1986
Source
IUCN (ID: TRE-000896)
Title (French)

Acte unique européen

Title (Spanish)

Acta Única Europea

Title (Other)

Einheitliche Europäische Akte

Place of adoption
Luxembourg; The Hague
Depository
Italy
Language
English, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Spanish
Entry into force
Jul 1, 1987
Subject
Environment gen., Wild species & ecosystems
Geographical area
European Union Countries
Abstract

Modification of the EEC, EURATOM and ECSC treaties and introduction of a Title VII dealing with environment Objectives: Inter alia, to add to Part Three of the EEC Treaty a Title VII empowering the Community to act in environmental matters with a view to preserving, protecting and improving the environment, to contributing towards protecting human health and to ensuring a prudent and rational utilisation of natural resources (art. 25). Summary of provisions: Parties agree to base their action relating to the environment on the following principles: preventive action, environmental damage to be rectified at source, and the 'ppp' (polluter pays principle). In preparing such action, Parties further agree to take into account, inter alia, scientific and technical data, potential costs and benefits of action or lack thereof, and the balanced development of the Community's regions. All action relating to the environment taken by the Community is to be done in accordance with the subsidiarity principle. Member States of the Community are also to co-operate with third countries and with the relevant international organisations.

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Countries Entry into force Ratification * Simple signature
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom

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