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Umweltbundesamt hosts study visit of Serbian waste experts to Austria

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Vienna, 15 May 2018 – From 15 until 17 May 2018, experts from Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection, the national Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Finance are in Vienna for a study visit. The scope of the visit is to exchange experiences in the waste management sector and to see how European waste management standards work in practice in Austria. During presentations and excursions experts from the Environment Agency Austria and representatives of the Austrian waste management sector are sharing their experiences within the waste management and treatment. This visit is part of the project ‘Further Implementation of environmental approximation strategy’ implemented by the consulting company EPTISA in cooperation with the Environment Agency Austria and PM group.


Since autumn 2016 experts from different environmental areas are working to identify the costs and benefits of approaching EU environmental standards, set priorities and develop directive specific implementation plans, needed for the negotiation process with the EU.

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Further information:
Petra Kestler, Press Office, Environment Agency Austria, Phone +43 1 313 04-5432