Environment

State of compliance
 

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Directive

    Environmental Impact Assessment / Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive

    With the Laws on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment, Moldova has transposed the provisions of both directives into national law.

    The institutional framework for the implementation of the provisions of both Laws are however still weak. Therefore, capacity building and resource allocation to the authorities responsible for their implementation is essential. In particular, the Ministry of Environment and the other competent authorities dealing with environmental assessments should be adequately staffed to handle these procedures.
     

  • Sulphur in Fuels Directive

    Sulphur in Fuels Directive

    The Government Decision on the Reduction of the Sulphur Content of Certain Liquid Fuels transposes the provisions of the Sulphur in Fuels Directive into national law, including the provisions on marine fuels.

    Moldova has no refineries and consequently no domestic production of heavy fuel oil and gas oil.

  • Large Combustion Plants Directive

    Large Combustion Plants / Industrial Emissions Directive

    Despite the Secretariat’s efforts via an  EU4Energy project, Moldova has not yet transposed the requirements of the two Directives regulating the emissions of large combustion plants into national law and therefore national legislation is not complaint with the Energy Community acquis.

    Given the failure to adopt the transposing national legislation, the Secretariat initiated infringement proceedings against Moldova in July 2018 and issued a Reasoned Opinion against the Contracting Party in February 2019 (Case ECS-07/18).

    Based on the technical characteristics of the two plants in Moldova falling under the scope of the Large Combustion Plants Directive (with a total of eight units), the emission limit values of the Directive are complied with on an individual basis.

  • Wild Birds Directive

    Wild Birds Directive

    The draft law amending and supplementing the Law on Wildlife, which is to transpose Article 4(2) of the Wild Birds Directive, was still not adopted. Moldova currently has three sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites), with a surface area of 94,705 hectares and several areas nominated as candidates for Emerald sites under the Bern Convention.

    The designation of sites has not started yet and measures for the protection of wild birds have also not been established yet.