Environmental regulations and economic growth

Đurić, Đuro and Drašković, Božo (2014) Environmental regulations and economic growth. In: Toward green economy: opportunities and obstacles for Western Balkan countries. Xlibris Publishing, Bloomington, pp. 215-235. ISBN 978-1-503532-946

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Since the beginning of the process of harmonization of national legislation with the EU law, Republic of Serbia has made a significant progress. According to the Report on the implementation of the National Programme for Integration of Serbia in the European Union (NPI), Serbian Government adopted more than 200 draft laws since July 2008, where by the National Assemblyadopted about 200 laws, which makes more than 90% of regulations prescribed in the NPI or adopted more than 800 regulations of total 1017. Until1st March 2012 the harmonization ofnational legislation with theEuropean Unionwas not aformal obligation for the Republic ofSerbia. On that date,the European Council end orse the recommendationof the Councilof Ministersand the opinionof the European Commission, and granted Serbia candidate status for EU membership. However, Serbia already began to unilaterally implement key documents for EU for the accession in2008.Thus,on 10th September 2008, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia ratified the Stabilization and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States and the Republic of Serbia and the Interim Agreementon Trade and trade-related matters. Both documents are applicable in Serbia as of 30th January 2009. The EU, in turn, delayed the implementation of the Interim Agreement till the adoption of a positive conclusionof the Council of Ministers on Serbia's cooperation with the ICTY in The Hague. Therefore, the EU applies this Agreementas of 7th December 2009. Harmonization of national legislation with the acquis communautaire is conducted on the basis of Art. 107 of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia from 2006 and the Art.72 of the Stabilization and Association Agreement and Chapter III of the Interim Agreement. Thus, Serbia has undertaken to gradually, over a period of six years, align current and future laws and regulations with the EU regulations, and to ensure the proper application of both the current and future legislation. A successful process of harmonization of regulations depends on many factors, but primarily on the political will, legal proceedings, administrative capacity, and finally, on funds.

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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 08:45
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