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Environmental Democracy

  • EU Ombudsman’s decision reinforces lack of access to justice in State aid matters

    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.

  • EU delays compliance with international environment treaty

    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.

  • European Ombudsman requests more lending transparency from European Investment Bank

    The European Ombudsman has asked the European Investment Bank (EIB) to increase transparency in its lending activities.

  • Team

  • Sebastian Bechtel, Environmental Democracy Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Sebastian Bechtel

  • Image of environmental lawyer Anais Berthier

    Anaïs Berthier

  • Kamila Drzewicka, Environmental Democracy Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Kamila Drzewicka

  • Anne Friel, Lawyer, European Union Aarhus Centre, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anne Friel

  • Kristina Gasparovicova, Project Co-ordinator, Environmental Democracy, ClientEarth

    Kristina Gasparovicova

  • Sabrina Kon, Development and Programme Officer, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Sabrina Kon

  • Image of ClientEarth senior environmental lawyer Ludwig Kramer

    Ludwig Krämer

  • Diane Vandesmet, Events and Communications officer, ClientEarth

    Diane Vandesmet

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