Despite the study now being ready the Commissions Working Document is still not expected before autumn. As a result of this delay a high-profile conference on the Nature Directives and their fitness check planned to take place in June had to be cancelled.
Commission’s delay has not stopped J&E working for better enforcement of the Nature Directives. At the end of May, J&E published a short guide to the rules and essential case law on appropriate assessment of projects planned in Natura 2000 areas. The guide is available in 7 languages, including English.