The European Union Timber Regulation aims to prevent illegally logged timber from being placed on the EU market. The EU is a significant market for timber, some of which is illegal. This illegal trade contributes to deforestation and environmental degradation, promotes corruption and increases the poverty of people who depend on forests.

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    EU Court urged to immediately halt illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest

    The European Commission has today referred a complaint about ongoing illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest to the EU Court. The Court has also been urged to impose an immediate ban on cutting trees in the ancient forest, one of the most precious in the world, until the judgment is issued.

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    EUTR News – March to May 2017

    This issue of the EUTR newsletter provides an update on the operation of the EU’s law to address illegal logging, from March to May 2017.

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    More logging in Bialowieza Forest announced as Commission urged to act

    Poland announces more intense logging in Białowieża Forest, a year after ClientEarth and others lodged a complaint to the European Commission.

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    Better enforcement of illegal logging law needed, as EUTR turns 4

    Today marks the four-year anniversary of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), the EU’s law to address illegal logging. This year has seen some great advances, but more work is needed on enforcement of the law.

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    Ibtissam Sadouni

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