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    Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after the Romanian government funded evictions of homeowners by a coal company.

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  • Sebastian Bechtel, Environmental Democracy Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Sebastian Bechtel

  • Amandine Van Den Berghe

  • Alice Bernard

  • Christian Catarinozzi

  • Paloma Colmenarejo, Spanish Sustainable Seafood Project Coordinator

    Paloma Colmenarejo

  • Juliette Delarue, State Aid Expert, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Juliette Delarue

  • Julinka Doenhoff

  • Lara Fornabaio

    Lara Fornabaio

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

    Anne Friel

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    Soledad Gallego

  • Gillian Hankey

    Gillian Hankey

  • Clotilde Henriot

  • Anna Heslo, Lawyer, Clean Air - Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anna Heslop

  • Irmina Kotiuk

    Irmina Kotiuk

  • Liesbet Nysen

    Liesbet Nysen

  • Hermann Ott

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    Charlotte Pasquier

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    Capucine Pineau

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    Maja Pravuljac

  • Jody Quirke

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    Apolline Roger

  • Raphael Soffer

    Raphaël Soffer

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    Flaminia Tacconi

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    Diane Vandesmet

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    Maria-Jolie Veder

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    Bianca Vergnaud

  • Agnieszka Warso-Buchanan

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