UDC 35.077.6:061.1:502.2](469)
Biblid: 1451-3188, 11 (2012)
Vol. 12, No 41, pp. 70-83

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


Todić Dragoljub (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд), d.todic@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs
Grbić Vladimir (Факултет за међународну економију, Београд), vgrbic@megatrend.edu.rs

The paper analyzes provisions of the Lisbon Treaty that are directly related to the environmental field. Provisions related to the objectives and competencies of the European Union (EU) in the environmental field are especially emphasized. Importance of the new environmental elements introduced by the Lisbon Treaty is pointed out because of their importance for the environmental protection system (international legal personality of the EU, EU democratic capacity enforcement and public participation, strengthening the role of some EU institutions, etc). Apart from that, some provisions of the Lisbon Treaty that are related to the other fields relevant to the area of environment are also mentioned in the paper. Paper gives general cross-section of the structure of the EU regulations in the environmental field within the prescribed capacity of the organization. The EU adopted more than seven hundred regulations which in systematic manner regulate particular issues in the environmental field. The main thesis of the Author is that the importance of the Lisbon Treaty for the Republic of Serbia (RS) should be considered in the context of modernization of the national politics’ goals in the environmental field, not (directly) related to the dynamics of the EU integration process of the RS. This attitude is based on several arguments: universal character of the values promoted by the Lisbon Treaty, the need for more effective inclusion of RS in international cooperation, the need of RS’s functional cooperation with the EU, the necessity of realisation of (contemporary) national policy goals in the environmental field, etc.

Keywords: Lisbon Treaty, environment, European Union, goals, capacity, EU regulations in the environmental field