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    Commission white paper on the future of Europe gives little importance to the environment

    Ludwig Kramer explains why the Commission’s white paper on the future of Europe fails to recognize the environmental challenges facing Europe.

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    ClientEarth Environmental Democracy Update, Jan – Mar 17

    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.

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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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    Long-awaited EU environment law implementation review shows Commission cares little for citizens’ health

    The Commission has published a Communication on how the Member States have implemented and applied EU environmental legislation. Ludwig Kramer says this report shows the Juncker Commission simply does not care about citizens’ health.

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