Article archive

  • Open letter on the recast of Regulation 1049/2001

  • UK Implementation of the Habitats Directive: no light-hearted matter

    The Habitats Directive protects a large variety of the UK’s plant and animal species, including rare and vulnerable animals such as otters, bats and dormice, and habitats from heathlands to sand dunes to rocky caves.

  • What are the barriers to sustainable public procurement? We explain to the European Parliament

    The European Commission has stated that the revision of the Public Procurement Directive aims to clarify how the purchasing power of Europe’s public bodies can contribute to sustainable development and environmental protection.

  • Announcing the European Union Aarhus Centre

  • Don’t discard the end of discards

    On Monday, fisheries ministers from each of the EU countries will be gathering at their monthly meeting, this time to discuss discards and the common fisheries policy (CFP).

  • Transparency: reflections from across the pond

    Most of you will have caught wind of the recent Heartland Institute scandal, in which a prominent scientist and climate activist, Dr. Peter Gleick, leaked the climate sceptical group’s confidential strategy documents.

  • Access to Applications under Article 10c of the ETS Directives

  • Evaluation of Fisheries Agreements with developing countries

  • Recast of Regulation 1049/2001 on access to documents

  • Petition to the European Parliament

  • Application to the General Court regarding access to advice from the Council’s Legal Service

  • Case 0339/2011/AN, The European Ombudsman – Decision of 19 January 2012

  • Case T-59/09 Germany v. Commission, judgment of 14 February 2012

  • Case C-182/10 Solvay v. Région wallonne, judgment of 16 February 2012

  • C-204/09, Flachgas Torgau, judgment of 14 February 2012

  • Petition to European Parliament concerning Commission failures on access to documents

  • ClientEarth and EEB letter concerning Presidency paper on recast of Regulation 1049/2001

  • Non-compliance of Regulation 1049/2001 with the Aarhus Convention

  • Blogging logging: rules for monitoring organisations published

    The European Commission has now publicised the delegated regulation that it adopted on 23 February, which sets out rules according to which monitoring organisations will be recognised under the Timber Regulation.

  • Black carbon in the House of Commons

    Reducing air pollution can save lives and save the Arctic. That was the message I gave to a parliamentary committee yesterday.

  • Norman Lamb: The man to change the narrative

    Last month, there was major changeup in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

  • Blogging logging: The EU Timber Regulation today

    The EU Timber Regulation is designed to address the problem of illegal logging from a ‘demand-side’ perspective by restricting its access to the EU market.

  • UK Parliament’s big report on the Common Fisheries Policy is a big disappointment

    The House of Commons’ Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has published a report today on EU proposals for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

  • Testing of “gender bending” chemicals fails to protect EU citizens

    A scientific report released this week by the European Commission demonstrates that there is growing evidence “gender bending” chemicals are contributing to a variety of adverse effects.