UDC 502/504(4)’’2020’’
Biblid: 1451-3188, 11 (2012)
Vol. 12, No 39-40, pp. 291-298

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Čavoški Aleksandra (Правни факултет, Универзитета Унион, Гоце Делчева 36, 11070 Нови Београд),

Europe 2020 represents a renewed effort of the EU to define priorities and objectives that will render Europe more competitive, smart and sustainable. One of the objectives commits to sustainable growth that, inter alia, entails the protection of the environment, especially in relation to climate change and biodiversity. As a result, the author analyses the main priorities of Europe 2020, the influence of the strategy on candidate countries and the implementation of the environmental acquis as a prerequisite for sustainable economic growth and the achievement of the Strategy’s objectives.

Keywords: Europe 2020, the Lisbon Strategy, environment, competitiveness, candidate countries, application of the environmental regulations, costs and benefits, Shared Environmental Information System