NGOs cannot challenge decisions of EU institutions before the EU courts, the General Court has ruled.
The European Investment Bank is being investigated for maladministration, after the European Ombudsman sent a formal letter opening the case this week following a complaint by ClientEarth, CEE Bankwatch Network and Counter Balance.
New rules coming into force today will make it virtually impossible to bring a public interest case to protect the environment, so ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB have started legal proceedings against the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.
This review covers information about how European institutions, member states and others are applying laws and regulations on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters.
Court of Justice confirms NGO public participation and access to justice rights in the context of the Habitats Directive
Environmentalists working to protect brown bears in Slovakia have been granted the right to defend the animals’ habitats in courts – an important development for environmental groups across the EU,
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