Author(s): Tran Cong Thiet
In the overall sustainable development of a country, environmental policy and economic policy are closely related. In some countries, the principle that polluters pay is used as an official tool to control the environmental activities obligations of entities. The principle of the "polluter pays" has become popular in many countries around the world. In recent years, environmental issues have increasingly become a top concern for the sustainable development of most countries. n the current context, the scientific and systematic study of the theoretical issues of the polluter pays principle, the legal provisions express and implement the principle following the provisions of the European law, from which a solution to improve environmental laws and the effective implementation mechanism of this principle in Vietnam is needed. Therefore, the study of European legal regulations on the polluter pays principle plays an important role in considering and drawing lessons as well as orientations for application in Vietnam in environmental management to limit the negative impact of the subjects in the current environment.