1,000,000.00 Euro out of which:
Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection
Waste management is a sector where impacts for health and the environment are of particular concern, and this is indeed specifically recognised for hazardous wastes by EU waste Directives.
The understanding and the priorities in EU legislation have evolved significantly over the years and now the approach is to lead Europe towards a society where the hazard of the products is eliminated or diminished as far as possible. Thus, the waste generated will not pose a high risk for the environment and human health.
In order to fulfil this Governments have to tackle the hazardous waste through the life cycle model characterised by clear responsibilities, objectives and last but not least by "waste hierarchy".
In this context, as a candidate country Serbia has the obligation to gradually align the national waste legislation and strategic planning to the Acquis communautaire. Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection has initiated this Twinning Project “Improvement of hazardous waste management in the Republic of Serbia – IHWMP”.