The European Union is breaching the law by stopping individuals and campaign groups taking environmental cases to court. This is the finding of the UN committee charged with guaranteeing citizen’s access to justice in environmental matters internationally.
The Commission’s fitness check of the noise directive has found important delays in its implementation
The Commission’s fitness checks serve to examine whether directives are still relevant or should be amended, in particular in view of deregulation, and continue to be acceptable to economic operators.
Judgment on access to information contained in electronic databases highlights transparency rules becoming obsolete
The Court of Justice has ruled that the EU’s transparency rules do not allow citizens to access information stored in electronic databases unless there is a pre-existing search tool to extract it.
The Court of Auditors published a report on the implementation of the Birds and Habitats directives. The report concentrates on management, financing and monitoring. The auditing report found deficiencies and gaps in each of the three areas.
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