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EU sends expert mission to Belarus on transboundary impacts of industrial accidents

March 8, 2018

On 13 March, an expert from Croatia will visit Belarus to provide support to the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations regarding the requirements of international and EU legislation dealing with industrial accidents. The expert will also share EU best practice in the transposition, implementation and enforcement of this specific part of legislation.

The event is organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX) in cooperation with the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Belarus.

The Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UNECE) provides measures regarding the prevention of, preparedness for and response to industrial accidents capable of causing transboundary impacts, as well as for international cooperation in this field.

During the expert mission, participants will be given an insight into the Convention, as well as the Directive on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances.

TAIEX is a demand-driven tool that supports partner countries with the adaptation of national laws, regulations and quality standards to match those of EU Member States in the framework of Cooperation or Association Agreements signed with the EU. In the Eastern Neighbourhood, TAIEX works with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.

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Mission details and agenda


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