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Unless otherwise indicated, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is the owner of copyrights and database rights in this website and its contents, and EEA materials are published under the CC-BY license. The sources and owner(s) of the content are clearly indicated for each content.

Information, documents and material available on this website and for which the EEA holds the rights of use are public and may be re-used without prior permission, free of charge, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided that the EEA is always acknowledged as the original source of the material and that the original meaning or message of the content is not distorted.

Such acknowledgment must be included in each copy of the material. The re-use of the content on the EEA website covers the reproduction, adaptation and/or distribution, irrespective of the means and/or the format used. The re-use of certain data may be subject to different conditions, and if so the item concerned is accompanied by a copyright mark or other mention of the specific conditions relating to it.

The EEA re-use policy follows:

Third party content

The above-mentioned permissions do not apply to content supplied by third parties. Therefore, for material where the copyright lies with a third party, one should consult the accompanying notice and seek permission for reproduction directly from the copyright holder.

EEA logo

The Agency logo is the property of the EEA and is registered with WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation).

It may be used by media for journalistic purposes without advance permission as well as on products or services prepared jointly with other bodies, or in connection with events where the Agency is a contributor or co-organiser. All other usages needs the Agency’s prior consent. It should nevertheless be noted that requests to use the Agency logo to endorse products, services, events or activities in which the EEA is not actively involved are normally declined.

The logo may not be cropped or amended in any other way than what is detailed in the EEA’s corporate identity manual. Downloadable logos in various formats and languages are found under Corporate Visuals.


The European Environment Agency (EEA) maintains this site to enhance public access to information about its activities. Our goal is to keep this information and material timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

However, the EEA accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever (including but not limited to any direct or consequential loss or damage that might occur to you and/or any third party) arising out of or in connection with the information on this site. The information the EEA provides on this site does not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the EEA and other European Union institutions and bodies.

The material on this site is not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date and may contain links to external sites over which the EEA services have no control and for which the EEA assumes no responsibility. Neither the EEA nor any person or company acting on its behalf is responsible for the contents of this site and the use that may be made of it.

EEA products, websites and services may refer to research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Research and data relating to the UK will generally be explained by using terminology such as: ‘EU-27 and the UK’ or ‘EEA-32 and the UK’. Exceptions to this approach will be clarified in the context of their use.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on this site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and the EEA cannot guarantee that its service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The EEA accepts no responsibility whatsoever with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site.

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Contact the EEA Enquiry Service if you have any questions about the re-use of content on the EEA website.