Environmental Democracy archive

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – July 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th April and 25th June 2014.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – May 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th February and 25th April 2014.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – March 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th December 2013 and 25th February 2014.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – January 2014

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th October and 25th December 2014.

  • From Great Principles to Daily Practice – Improving Citizen Involvement

    Professor Ludwig Krämer sets out the importance of effective implementation and application of existing environmental legislation, given the failure of the EU to instigate new legislative initatives.

  • The EU, access to environmental information and the open society

    In this essay Professor Ludwig Krämer explores the EU institutions’ frequent delays, refusals and restrictions that undermine citizens’ ability to participate in the decision-making process.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – November 2013

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th August and 25th October 2013.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – September 2013

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th June and 25th August 2013.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory News – July 2013

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th April and 25th June 2013.

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    We welcome European Commission consultation on access to justice

    The European Commission has launched the Consultation on access to justice in environmental matters – options for improving access to justice at Member State level.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – May 2013

    This issue covers materials appearing between 25th February and 25th April 2013.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – March 2013

    This covers materials from 15th January – February 2013

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

    ClientEarth’s European Union Aarhus Centre and Friends of the Earth Europe have addressed a petition to the European Parliament.

  • The scope of the administrative review procedure provided under Regulation 1367/2006 invalidated by the General Court

    One of our senior lawyers, Anais Berthier, writes in Environmental Law Network International Review about a first success in the long run for better access to justice in the EU.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – October 2012

    This update covers the period from 1st July – 30th September 2012.

  • European Environmental Law Observatory – December 2012

    This update covers the period from 30th September – 31st October 2012.

  • Internal review request for Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 582/2012

    Pursuant to Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of 6 September 20061 (the “Aarhus Regulation”)

  • Internal review request of Commission appeals in cases T-338/08 and T-396/09

    Internal review request of Commission Decisions of 18 July 2012 on the submission of appeals before the Court of Justice in cases T-338/08 and T-396/09.

  • EU environmental governance

    Ludwig Kramer offers an overview of the evolution of environmental policy and law in Europe, its actors and processes, its enforcement and potential for improvement.

  • Giving a voice to the environment by challenging the practice of integrating environmental requirements into other EU policies

    In this article, the EU Aarhus Centre’s Ludwig Krämer analyses the problems presented by Article 11 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

  • European Union Aarhus Centre news, July 2012

    This update covers the period from 1st May – 30th June 2012 – please note amended date (previously read 1st May – 26th July).

  • Access to documents and environmental information held by EU institutions and bodies: A guide for citizens and NGOs

  • NGOs voice concerns over threat to EU transparency law

    A key European transparency law is under threat, according to environmental and transparency organisations.

  • NGOs condemn anti-democratic move by European Commission

    The European Environmental Bureau and ClientEarth today condemned yesterday’s decision by the European Commission to appeal against two rulings by the General Court highlighting deficiencies in EU legislation on access to justice.