“The best aspect of working for the EPS for me is that the law works, at least sometimes. By this I mean that it provides an opportunity to stand up against the state or other strong players when they do not fulfil their roles or act according to the rules. I also appreciate that the EPS seeks to get to the root cause of problems, helps people in individual cases, and proposes and promotes a systematic solution where a deeper problem occurs.”
Martin started in the EPS as the head of a programme aimed at the protection of citizens against noise, and at the environmental, financial, and administrative aspects of the construction of traffic infrastructure.
At present he focuses on issues of transparency and the responsible execution of state administration within the energy and transport sectors. He has dealt with cases related to zoning and building permission proceedings, EIA and SEA processes, protection of the environment, landscape and water, mining laws, protection of public health, and access to information.
He has been a participant in international projects monitoring the implementation of European legislation. He cooperated with the EPS during his studies as a volunteer, and since 2001 he has been a full-time employee.