This Jean Monnet website offers researchers, legal practitioners and policy-makers materials (working papers, publications, case-law) on the intersection between trade to environment in the EU. Documents are published primarily in English, but also in other European languages (French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese).

Nicolas de Sadeleer professor of law at Saint Louis University is a Belgian legal scholar, particularly in the fields of EU law, comparative law, and environmental law. He is currently associate dean of his law faculty. He held a EU Marie Curie chair (2004-06) and a Jean Monnet chair (2010-14) and was Distinguished International Visiting Professor at the University of Canberra (2017-18). He has been a visiting professor at a number of law schools in Europe, Africa,South America, Australia, and Asia.  De Sadeleer has written over three hundred law articles and chapters, as well as twelve books. His major works include Environmental Principles (OUP, 2002) and EU Environmental Law and the Internal Market (OUP, 2014). Being based in Brussels, he plays an active part in debates on EU legal and institutional issues. He is a frequent subject of media interviews regarding these issues.

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This is a thought-provoking book in which Nicolas de Sadeleer succeeds in setting out and analyzing the relevant law on the environment and the internal market in a clear and accessible manner, while at the same time addressing difficult issues relating to conflict in implementation. This scholarly and comprehensive work not only identifies and addresses these issues at the heart of the EU, but also proposes solutions both legal and practical. Anne-Michelle Slater, Environmental Law Review

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