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is the default.) Complainants may request complaint- handling authorities to keep their personal details confidential. Environmental complaint-handling and mediation mechanisms at national level – a study commissioned by the EU Commission, DG Environment Page 334 2.4 Independence and accountability The independence of enforcement authorities from political influence and private interests and the existence of mechanisms to hold enforcement authorities accountable to citizens are two interrelated elements which are fundamental for ensuring citizen’s trust in the system dedicated to the enforcement of environmental law. Reporting and auditing practices, are a key tool in this respect, though they remain underdeveloped in most of the Member States analysed for this study as discussed earlier. A good balance of independence and accountability ensures that public authorities’ complaint- handling activities are not driven by bias and ulterior
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  • Spring '14
  • AlisonK.Brody
  • Biology, European Union, member states, eu commission, DG Environment, Office of Environmental Enforcement

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