ClientEarth’s environmental work depends upon creating transparency and forging clear lines of access to justice. We are working to achieve increased clarity and openness in the EU’s institutions and at national government level throughout Europe.

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    Rule of law scandal rocks EU as Commission calls to reject UN finding

    The Commission is proposing to reject a UN finding that the EU is breaching international law. This is the biggest scandal to hit the EU in 20 years.

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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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    UN rules EU is breaching law by blocking court access

    The European Union is breaching the law by stopping individuals and campaign groups taking environmental cases to court.

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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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    Anne Friel

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