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Soil protection - The story behind the strategy



European environment policy has evolved significantly since the 1970s. It has given the EU cleaner air and water and better understanding of our dependence on a healthy environment. It is one of the policy areas most supported by EU citizens who recognise that environmental problems go beyond national and regional borders and can only be resolved through concerted action at EU and international level. From an initial focus on single pollutants and impacts, it has moved into an integration phase, with the emphasis on understanding and addressing the pressures on the environment and examining the effects of different policies and behaviour patterns.

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Authors: No Author started, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2006. 25 pp. free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KH-76-06-053-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 92-79-02066-8
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