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    Major court win brings the end to Greek lignite era ever closer

    Following legal action Greece has ruled to annul the environmental permits for two state-owned lignite-fired power plants. This is the new normal in a country that is speeding towards a coal phase-out.

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    This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from October to December 2019.

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    What will it take to clean up Munich’s air?

    In a multi-year legal battle we’re fighting for Munich citizens’ right to breathe clean air and have taken the case all the way to Europe’s top court. The ruling came in today and the outlook for Bavaria isn’t good.

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  • Team

  • 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

  • Soledad Gallego

    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

  • Capucine Pineau, Project Coordinator, ClientEarth

    Capucine Pineau

  • Maja Pravuljac

    Maja Pravuljac

  • Apolline Roger

    Apolline Roger

  • Raphael Soffer

    Raphaël Soffer

  • Yulia Stange

  • IMage of Flaminia Tacconi, lenvironmental lawyer at ClientEarth

    Flaminia Tacconi

  • Ewelina Tylec-Bakalarz

  • Diane Vandesmet, Events and Communications officer, ClientEarth

    Diane Vandesmet

  • Maria-Jolie Veder, Intern, EU Energy and Coal

    Maria-Jolie Veder

  • Bianca Vergnaud, Communications Officer, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Bianca Vergnaud

  • Agnieszka Warso-Buchanan

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    Ida Westphal

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