NEWS

Justice for climate activists!

"Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters may now sue the Metropolitan police for unlawful arrest after the high court quashed an order banning the group’s protests... 06-11-2019

Joint NGO action to make the EU follow the Aarhus Convention

J&E, together with EEB and ClientEarth, asked the Council to finally fix the Union's non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention In March 2017, the EU was found by the... 04-11-2019

Global climate laws threatened by rise in investor-state disputes

A global rise in investor lawsuits against nation-sates is putting climate protection laws under threat, activists warn. Now, the EU is pushing to set up its own... 01-11-2019

France loses diesel pollution fight in EU court

The EU’s top court ruled on Thursday (24 October) that France has persistently exceeded the threshold limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a polluting gas from diesel motors that... 29-10-2019

Oil company Total faces historic legal action in France for human rights and environmental violations in Uganda

Les Amis de la Terre France / Friends of the Earth France, Survie, AFIEGO, CRED, Nape Uganda / Friends of the Earth Uganda and NAVODA are taking Total to court for its failure... 25-10-2019

Action Time 2019 - Bulgaria

A civic forum for experience sharing, networking and action planning on issues and challenges of importance for civil society organisations defending the environment, human rights... 23-10-2019

Greek Supreme Court annuls environmental permits of lignite stations

Here is a success story from Greece! The Council of State annulled the environmental permits of the Megalopolis A and Megalopolis B lignite stations.  The annulled... 15-10-2019

Polish government plans last-minute push on new coal mining law

A step in a very wrong direction! While most of the EU is phasing-out coal, Poland is planning new projects. Furthermore, the draft mining law gives Warsaw the power to... 14-10-2019

Finnish Wolves: Milestone ruling for EU wildlife protection

Today Europe’s top court has upheld the strict protection that EU law offers to wolves and other species, making it clear there are some serious questions about the reasoning... 10-10-2019

We are in Brussels

We are in Brussels, attending the Law Group Meeting of the European Environmental Bureau (www.eeb.org). Topics to discuss with public interest environmental lawyers of the EU are... 08-10-2019