Countries defy Commission over access to green justice

EU ministers have thwarted an attempt by the European Commission to dismiss UN claims that the bloc breaches international law by blocking environmental court cases by NGOs... 25-07-2017

Commission forced to disclose company ETS data

The EU Court of Justice has ordered the European Commission to share with glass-maker Saint-Gobain data on EU emission allowances it has kept confidential since 2012. The... 19-07-2017

Climate Justice Denied over Vienna Airport Extension

It would have been a historical ruling in favour of the green future of Europe, and indeed the world. But on July 3, 2017 Austria’s Federal Constitutional Court, the highest... 18-07-2017

Aarhus Convention: Council adopts EU’s position for the forthcoming meeting of the parties

On 17 July 2017, the Council adopted a decision on the position of the European Union at the 6th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention (MoP-6)... 17-07-2017

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How people suffer from a lignite power plant

Following a Bankwatch complaint, the National Environmental Guard informed us that the legal limits for noise and dust are not exceeded in the village of Roşia in Gorj... 14-07-2017

Council overrules Commission on environmental convention

In a closed-door meeting Tuesday, EU deputy ambassadors endorsed a U.N. committee’s findings that the EU failed to give sufficient access to justice to citizens and NGOs on... 12-07-2017

UNESCO urges Poland to stop logging ancient forest

UNESCO on 5 July “strongly” urged Poland to stop logging the older parts of the ancient Białowieża forest, a world heritage site that includes some of Europe’s last primeval... 10-07-2017

ECJ gives national parliaments a say in free trade agreements

The European Court of Justice has released an expert opinion on the nature of free trade agreements in EU law 03-07-2017