With the first of the two-year cycles of the Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) published in February 2017, MEPs have given their verdict (in the form of a resolution) on this first cycle and outlined their expectations for future rounds. The EIR identifies widespread compliance problems in a wide variety of environmental legislation due to financial capacity of the environment ministries or their access to key competencies.

The Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) is a tool to improve implementation of EU environmental law and policy.It aims to address the causes of implementation gaps and try to find solutions before problems become urgent.TAIEX-EIR PEER 2 PEER is designed to share expertise between national, regional and local public authorities in charge of implementing EU environmental law and policy within the EU Member States. TAIEX is the "Techn