Hungary Overview

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Relevant Hungary Reg Alerts

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August 8, 2014
Ten Member States Release Preliminary Findings on Enforcemen...
March 7, 2014
Hungary Releases Draft WEEE Decree That Would Require That E...
November 7, 2013
Hungary Plans to Amend Its Environmental Fee Act


Hungary Summary

Hungary (93,030 sq km; 10,106,017 inhabitants) is a parliamentary democracy. The Ministry of Environment and Water is in charge of overall environmental policy planning and the coordination of environmental policy measures. Important issues are air quality, waste water, water protection and waste management.

Hungary entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. Under the terms of the accession negotiations, candidate countries are obliged to transpose the environmental acquis (Community law) into national law by the date of accession. However, in the case of very recent EU legislation which entails significant investments and/or infrastructure upgrades, accession countries may negotiate transition periods beyond the accession date. Hungary obtained transitional arrangements in a number of areas, including the recovery and recycling of packaging waste (until 2005), urban waste water collection and treatment, large combustion plants, WEEE targets (until 2008) and incineration of hazardous waste (until 2005).

Subject Reports on Hungary:

BatteriesDesign for EnvironmentEnergy Efficiency Packaging and LabelingProduct Take-backTransboundary Waste Shipments

Restricted Substance Reports on Hungary:

Aliphatic hydrocarbonsArsenic compoundsAsbestos compoundsAzo dyesBenzene and TolueneCadmium compoundsChromium compoundsDioxins and FuransDisperse dyesF-gasesFlame retardants compoundsFormaldehydeLead compoundsMercury compoundsNickel compounds Organostannic compoundsOzone depleting CFCsOzone depleting halonsOzone depleting HBFCsOzone depleting HCFCsOzone depleting methyl bromideOzone depleting solventsPCBs, PCTs and PCNsPCP, its salts and ethersPesticide compoundsPhthalatesRestricted Substances OverviewUgilec 121, 141 and DBBTVinyl monomer



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