European Union archive
Our lawyers have warned that European fisheries ministers’ decision to set unsustainable fishing limits for 2020 breaches EU law and could result in legal action.
Webinar 4: Step by step practical guide to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals
This webinar will provide you with a step by step approach to requesting environmental information from EU bodies and challenging refusals.
The last of eight trainings under the “Access to justice for a greener Europe” (A2J EARL) project took place on 7 November 2019 at the Warsaw Bar Association.
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of the decarbonisation of Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid framework for support to energy intensive industry
The event held on the 1st of October was hosted by the Pest County Government Office, the administrative agency that includes the second instance environmental authority in Hungary.
In November 2019 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued two landmark judgments concerning the independence of the judiciary in Poland.
Our coal lawyer, Sam Bright, has won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade at the British Legal Awards.
The case concerned a preliminary reference from the criminal court of Foix, France, regarding the validity of the EU Pesticides Regulation
The European Court of Justice confirmed that directly concerned individuals have the right to challenge inadequate Nitrate Action Programmes in their national courts
On 13 September 2019, the Greek Council of State rendered judgement in a case brought by NGOs against the renewal of the permit of coal-fired power plants Megalapoli A and B.
EU Commission lays out options for the EU to comply with the Aarhus Convention : light at the end of the tunnel?
Last October, the Commission submitted its study to the Council, which has been carried out by consultants, as well as a Commission report on the matter.
The webinar “Access to environmental information – how to tackle contentious exceptions” will be held on December 5th 2019, from 12:30-1:45GMT+1.
Key EU countries have repeatedly pushed for unsustainable fishing limits in the North East Atlantic while other countries have failed to stop them, our new report reveals.
Tomorrow, the Board of the European Investment Bank will vote on a ground-breaking policy to stop funding fossil fuel projects. We’ll be updating this post with the decision and our reaction.
ClientEarth held its sixth training on Access to justice at the European Commission Representation in Poland
The EU Ombudsman has demanded the Council of the European Union release more information on fishing quota negotiations between governments.
The CJEU has clarified that Member States authorities are obliged to conduct assessments under both the Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Directive when deciding to extend the operating time of polluting infrastructures.
Read our latest analysis, updates and events on access to justice in Europe.
This issue of the EUTR News provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from July to September 2019.
Conference organised by ClientEarth and Agora Agora Energiewende on ‘State aid perspectives on the “Coal-to-Clean Transition” in Europe’.
Workshop: Is the existing State aid framework in support of a decarbonised Europe? A critical assessment of the EU State aid Guidelines for renewable energy sources.
Germany now has a date for its coal phase out – but for the villagers still threatened by rampant mining, it might take a legal battle to save their homes.
France, Denmark and Spain are failing to enforce the EU ban on fish discards, threatening European fish stocks and the health of our ocean.