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  • Confidentiality provisions make pesticide statistics unfit for purpose

    The commission published a report on the application of Regulation 1185/2009 concerning statistics on pesticides. Analysis by Ludwig Kramer.

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    How can the law hold companies to their zero-deforestation commitments?

    Companies which make zero-deforestation commitments, but don’t take any action, could be held legally accountable under EU consumer protection law.

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    EU Ombudsman opens inquiry into Council transparency when discussing draft EU legislation

    The Ombudsman’s letter to the Council demonstrates a structured approach to the question of institutional transparency and demands answers to some significant questions on the Council’s current practice.

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    Bulgaria faces EU Commission scrutiny over state aid misuse

    ClientEarth has triggered an examination of State aid given to polluting Bulgarian coal power plants by submitting a complaint to the EU Commission.

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