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    Stuttgart judge demands diesel bans from 2018, ruling retrofits will not tackle pollution

    A Stuttgart judge has ruled that retrofitting illegally polluting diesel vehicles will not solve the German region’s air quality crisis.

  • The EU Timber Regulation implementation and enforcement updates

    ClientEarth is looking at how the EUTR is being implemented and enforced, and has compiled info-briefings on selected Member States.

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    Member states due to lose €10 million a year in EU funding for fisheries enforcement

    Member states are not using the money from the EU to enforce CFP rules, like ensuring that only the allowed quantities of fish are caught. The EU is now proposing to reallocate these funds.  

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    EU Council rebuff Commission in access to justice case

    The EU Council of Ministers has dismissed a proposal by the Commission to reject a UN committee’s finding that it is breaching international law.

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