Law Development, Enforcement and Compliance

Themis: Managing Natural Resources and Combating Environmental Crime

The REC continued to act as secretariat of the Themis Network, a regional platform of enforcement authorities in the South Eastern Europe region and Moldova. Through the Themis Network, assistance and good practices were provided to stakeholders via targeted sub-regional and national trainings covering topics such as transboundary shipments of waste, illegal timber logging and trade, and inspection in protected areas. Themis contributed to consolidating cross-border cooperation and enhancing capacity in the region with respect to EU environmental law implementation and enforcement and the combating of environmental crime. Partnerships were also reinforced and new institutions became involved in the Themis Network, including GIZ, the World Bank and the US Forest Services.

Law Development, Enforcement and Compliance
PORT INSPECTIONS
Members of the Themis Network were given training related to transboundary shipments of waste.