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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    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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    Commission reports on implementation of waste directives over four years late

    The Commission has published a report on the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive, sewage sludge , packaging and packaging waste, electrical and electronic waste, batteriesand landfills – four years late.

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    Commission breaches EU and international law with continued cover-up of environmental lawbreaking

    The Commission is breaching EU and international law by failing to share reports on environmental law breaking by national governments. ClientEarth has complained to the European Ombudsman.

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    Anaïs Berthier

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    Anne Friel

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    Ludwig Krämer

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