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    Commission condemns delays in implementing Noise Directive as Fitness Check is published

    The Commission’s fitness check of the noise directive has found important delays in its implementation

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    Commission finds nature directives fit for purpose but in need of better 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.

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    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.

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    Court of Auditors calls for more efforts in implementation of Natura 2000 network

    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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