In a landmark judgment for participatory democracy, Europe’s top court has ruled in favour of ClientEarth lawyers in a long-running case for greater transparency in the European Union.
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.