Hannes Veinla

Docent of Environmental Law, University of Tartu



  • In Natura Areas, Nature Protection Takes Centre Stage over Other Considerations

    19 December 2007


    RiTo No. 16, 2007

    A look at Estonian legal practice often leaves the impression that we have not yet acceded to the European Union, as Estonian law is the only kind which is known and applied, even if Estonian law is in direct conflict with the law of the Community. A good example of such a conflict is the recent incident of logging in Suurupi, where it appeared that Estonian law did not provide for a way to prohibit the logging, but where from the standpoint of European law a prohibition was obvious as this was a Natura “preselection” area.