President cites “drastically increased fees” and warns of major threat to Bulgarian democracy.
Bulgaria has passed a law today that restricts people, public institutions and NGOs’ ability to go to court for the environment.
In a disappointing decision, the EU Ombudsman has confirmed the EU Commission’s interpretation of the State aid rules that only competitors can have the status of “an interested party”.
Council of the EU asks the Commission to comply with access to justice provisions of the Aarhus Convention
The European Council has requested the Commission to submit a study on the Union’s options to explore ways and means to comply with the Aarhus Convention.
The welcome push for the European Commission to obey a vital international environmental treaty could be unacceptably delayed due to the unambitious deadline set by the Council.