Issue 21


March 2013

The European Commission is setting out a bid to improve access to environmental justice in the EU, once the results of its appeal to the Court of Justice of the European Union in a related case are received. The Aarhus Convention establishes a number of rights of the public (individuals and their associations) with regard to the environment, including access to environmental information, access to justice, and public participation in environmental decision-making.

The battle over the finer details of the CAP have continued this month with debates raging between the European Parliament, NGOs, and the Agricultural Committee. Previously, government leaders had inserted previsions into the multiannual budget that would undermine the greening measures originally put forward by the commission.