Will enlargement weaken EU policy on GMOs? EU enlargement – GMO through the backdoor of EU accession?

Schweiger Thomas, Iza Kruszewska, Geert Ritse

Umanotera, 2003

This report provides an overview of the main laws of the European union pertaining to genetically modified organisms, used in food and agriculture. The fast speed of commercialisation of genetically modified seeds and food and the unforeseen consumer rejection of GM food in the EU, has resulted in continuous of existing EU laws and a plethora of proposed new legislation. Despite the dynamic nature of EU policy on GMOs, one thing is clear, the EU is moving towards more transparent and increasingly restrictive laws regulating GMOs.

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The Green NGO monitor 2000 – 2002

green ngo monitor naslovkaMarjana Dermelj, urednica

Umanotera, 2003

Sustainable development is accepted today as a new development paradigm, incorporating on equal terms the economic, social and environmental components. There is a considerable gap between the declared commitment to sustainable development and the implementation of such legislation and measures as make the above development possible. The implementation deficit is demonstrated in insufficient implementation of the adopted laws and strategic documents and in inefficient performance of the government and its bodies. This deficit can be defined also as integration deficit or poor integration of environmental issues into the sectoral policies.

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Waste management in Slovenia, Assessment of the implementation of waste legislation and attainment of strategic objectives, A summary

waste management naslovkaAlbin Keuc

Umanotera, 2002

This report is a result of several months of collating information, researching the level of implementation of policy on treatment and disposal of waste, and assessing how well the objectives provided by the Strategic guidelines on waste management and the National environmental action plan have been fulfilled.

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Slovenia – A GMO-free zone, The only way to protect biodiversity and ensure organic agriculture can thrive

slovenia gmo naslovkaKruszewska Iza

Umanotera, 2002

This report is the result of investigative research undertaken to determine the current level of commercialisation of genetically engineered crops and foods and the degree of regulatory oversight over genetic technologies in Slovenia. Its purpose is to prevent Slovenia from becoming a dumping ground for this dangerous technology and its products, many of which have been rejected by the market in the EU.

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