PETER G. G. DAVIES
The Council of the European Communities on 29 October 1993 announced its decision to locate the new European Environment Agency (the Agency) in Copenhagen.1 Legislation establishing the Agency (the Agency Regulation)2 had been passed in May 1990 but the Agency had not been able to commence work until the location of its headquarters had been decided upon by the Council.3 Although 'maintaining close links with the Community institutions and the Member States',4 the Agency is an independent body with its own legal personality.5 Its primary objective is to 'provide the Community and the Member States with . . . objective, reliable and comparable information at European level enabling them to take the requisite measures to protect the environment, to assess the results of such measures and to ensure that the public is properly informed about the state of the environment.'6____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Yearbook of European Law. Volume: 14. Contributors: Francis Geoffrey Jacobs - Editor. Publisher: Clarendon Press. Place of publication: Oxford, England. Publication year: 1982. Page number: 313.