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14 Nov
Working visit of the Minister Oleg Proskuriakov to Switzerland has already started
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From the 11th to 15th of November, 2013 the Third Meeting of the Workshop on the Environmental Impact Assessment is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the mentioned event Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Oleg Proskuriakov will meet Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Sven Alkalaj.

During the meeting parties plan to discuss wide range of issues, which are concerned with cooperation within the Espo convention frameworks.

Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context was signed by the government of Ukraine on February 25th, 1991 in Espo (Finland) and was ratified by the Law of Ukraine of March 19th, 1999 №534-XIV.

Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context was signed by the government of Ukraine on May 21th, 2003.

The aim of the Convention is to pay close attention to the environmental  factors at the early stage of decision making with implementation of the assessment of environmental impact at the all administrative levels as the necessary instrument of improving the quality of the information transferred to the institutions, that will help them to make reasonable decisions that consider importance of reducing the negative effect, particularly in the transboundary context.

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