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17 Mar 2015
Croatia postpones exploration for oil, gas in Adriatic seabed
Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency (CHA) confirmed on Monday the exploration for oil and gas in Adriatic seabed would be postponed due to the need for consultations with neighboring countries. The contracts, initially scheduled to be signed in April with five companies which have been awarded licences, were expected to be signed in June, CHA said.

16 Mar 2015
Belgium, Nuclear Energy: Protest against aging nuclear reactors in Tihange and Doel. Demonstrations organizers were highly satisfied
"We have made the leap from the marginality" So took Leo Tubbax, spokesman for the Belgian "Nucléaire Stop" movement his impressions after the demonstration on Sunday afternoon in Tihange together. In marginal echo-demand he described the event as a great success. "Totally new to us was the great media interest," said Tubbax.

16 Mar 2015
United Kingdom: Local authorities can rely on costs protections of Aarhus Convention
Local authorities can rely on the costs protections of the Aarhus Convention on access to justice in cases relating to the environment, appeal judges have ruled.

9 Mar 2015
OSCE trains judges from South Caucasus and Eastern Europe on environmental issues
A regional workshop on access to justice in environmental matters was organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities in close cooperation with the UNECE Aarhus Convention Secretariat in Tbilisi, Georgia on 19-20 February 2015. The workshop brought together high-level judges and representatives from National Judicial Training Centres from the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. Participants learnt about the procedural requirements for implementing the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). They also discussed and shared best practices as well as the challenges in implementing the "access to justice" pillar of the Convention.

8 Mar 2015
Japan: Osaka University, International Workshop 1 on Environmental Issues and Public Participation
Workshop on Environmental Policy-Making Instruments Based on Public Participation in a High Technological Society - Energy, Chemical Substances and Water Management as Central Issues

5 Mar 2015
Ekibastuz named the most polluted city in Kazakhstan
According to meteorologists, the dirtiest city in Kazakhstan is Ekibastuz. Next on the scale of contamination, Aktobe, Ridder, Astana, Almaty, Lisakovsk and Arkalyk, according to Channel 7.

5 Mar 2015
Italy: Presidential candidate of the Umbria region Laura Pupils: "Umbria and citizen participation: decades of denied democracy "
The presidential candidate of the Umbria region explains the reasons of political disaffection, as "a direct result of a constant denial of democratic rights."

3 Mar 2015
Hungary : Opposition condemns classification of Paks agreement
The opposition Democratic Coalition said the next government would have to lift the classification of data concerning the Paks nuclear plant.

3 Mar 2015
Sicily:Strategic Environmental Assessment in the viewfinder of the EU Commission
Sicily still targeted by Europe. To thicken the file relating to the proceedings of the EU to the Island, which already boasts infringement procedures for purification, waste and air pollution, there would be the start of a formal investigation by the European Commission against the Italian authorities and the Sicilian Region for alleged discrepancies with Directive 2001/42 / EC of the resolution of the regional council for the "Regulations Vas", 119 of 6 June 2014, namely the Strategic Environmental Assessment. To investigate, according to the Commission, the passage concerning the participation in decision-making in the approval of the important instrument of environmental control.

3 Mar 2015
Belarus: transparent ecology
In the House of Representatives is preparing to consider a bill regulating on public hearings on environmental issues and providing for the establishment of enterprises engaged in activities related to environmental hazards services environment. Development of the document is associated with the implementation of provisions of the Aarhus Convention into domestic legislation.

 
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