ERIC advises on repatriation of waste

Begonia Filgueira | 8 years ago

The European Commission took out infraction proceedings against both the UK and the Republic of Ireland on the basis that the dumping of waste at Slattinagh, near Garrison, Co Fermanagh, breached the Waste Framework Directive as well as the Regulation on Transfrontier Shipments of Waste.

ERIC advised the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) on the legalities of the notification of the movement of waste, various aspect of the infraction proceedings and after successful negotiations with the EU Commission, on the drafting of the agreement for the repatriation of the waste to the Republic of Ireland.  ERIC’s advice has since been used by the Polish Government and the EU Commission over disputes on the illegal movement of waste from Germany into Poland.

See the article “Ireland takes back waste” for further information. 

About the author

Begonia Filgueira

Begonia is a specialist in Environmental Law, governance and negotiation. Her career now spans 20 years having started as an environmental lawyer in the City. She is a dually qualified UK Solicitor and Spanish Abogada who provides legal advice, trains professionals and carries out complex research in the areas of International and EU environmental law. She also advises on treaty negotiations and implementation of EU law. Begonia has advised UNEP, UNDP, the European Commission, DEFRA and DOENI. She also advises industry and NGOs on environmental policy and regulation. BREXIT negotiations is her current area of specialism.