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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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    General court ruling: NGOs cannot challenge decisions of EU institutions before the EU courts

    NGOs cannot challenge decisions of EU institutions before the EU courts, the General Court has ruled.

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    EU watchdog investigating European Investment Bank for maladministration

    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.

  • Government facing court over new environmental justice plans

    UK facing legal action over cost rules which deter citizens from court

    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.

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    Anaïs Berthier

  • Anne Friel, Lawyer, European Union Aarhus Centre, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anne Friel

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    Ludwig Krämer

  • Gillian Lobo, Lawyer, Climate, Envrionmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Gillian Lobo

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