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    Court of Justice includes studies on pesticides and biocides as “information on emissions into the environment”, broadening interpretation in landmark judgments

    Nearly all studies on the effect of a pesticide the environment are assessments of “emissions” according to two groundbreaking new Court of Justice decisions. Analysis from Ludwig Kramer.

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    EU Ombudsman confirms Commission’s practice of refusing “interested parties” access to State aid files

    It is acceptable for the European Commission to withhold information on State aid decisions from ‘interested parties’ Anne Friel comments.

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    Draft findings of Compliance Committee – EU in violation of access to justice provisions of Aarhus Convention

    This document explains the decision of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, in which it said that the EU was in violation of the Convention for not providing access to the Court of Justice of the EU to members of the public.

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    Commission ignores UN rebuke on access to EU Court

    The European Commission continues to block court access in environmental cases, answering a UN committee rebuke with tired arguments that have already been dismissed.

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    Anaïs Berthier

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    Anne Friel

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    Ludwig Krämer

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