Enforce laws to protect Mediterranean

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The environmental state of the Mediterranean Sea region will not improve until there is the political will to enforce current and future environment legislation, according to a new report issued by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Priority issues in the Mediterranean Environment, a joint report by the EEA and the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), was launched at a meeting of the contracting parties of the Barcelona Convention which is taking place in Portoroz, Slovenia.

The report, which scans existing and emerging pollution issues, draws a picture at regional level but also provides a profile for each Mediterranean country.

As well as pollution from land-based activities and shipping, the report covers emerging threats to the region