site.btaEC Closes Infringement Procedure against Bulgaria under Floods Directive
The European Commission has adopted a decision to close the infringement procedure for non-fulfillment of Bulgaria's obligations under the Floods Directive, the Ministry of Environment and Water said. The procedure was opened on October 30, 2020 due to the fact that the country did not meet the deadline for reviewing and updating the preliminary flood risk assessments, as well as the deadline within which the revised preliminary flood risk assessments had to be submitted to the Commission.
On September 23, 2021, Bulgaria received a reasoned opinion on the violation due to the continuing non-fulfillment of these obligations.
As a result of the actions taken, this country's commitments were fulfilled and this was reported to the EC at the end of 2021.