Campaign victory as controversial golf course law is repealed in Croatia

28 October 2011

Today, after nearly three years of campaigning from Friends of the Earth Croatia, the Croatian Parliament has abolished a law that allowed golf courses to abuse and even side step environmental regulation.

Following sustained public pressure from Friends of the Earth Croatia/Zelena Akcija along­side a number of other environmental groups, the Croatian Parlia­ment finally adopted the proposal from the Croatian Government.

The original law was unconstitu­tional, failed to prevent corruption during the granting of permits and did not ensure environmental protection during the construction of golf courses.

Campaigners are celebrating Croatia taking a positive step towards protecting its agricultural land, forests and environment, as well as paying respect to the con­stitutional values of social justice.

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