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Key issue: Does the “not prohibitively expensive” requirement in Art 11 of Directive 2011/92/EU have direct effect and what is the temporal application of that rule? The CJEU went on to confirm that…
Standing – Environmental NGOs must be able to challenge decisions made within the framework of water law permit procedures. Where participation as a party to the administrative procedure is required…
Duty to give reasons: The Supreme Court explained the extent of the duty on local planning authorities to give reasons for their decisions to grant planning permission, including where applications…
Standing – Those affected or likely to be affected by environmental damage must have access to justice to challenge such damage; this includes those with use rights that have been affected (such as…
Key issue: The right of environmental NGOs to ask a Court order to communicate air quality data to the European Commission and to draft a comprehensive air quality plan. Key words: civil proceedings…
Standing for the public concerned – An administrative authorisation procedure for a project likely to have a significant effect on the environment may not be concluded if an ENGO’s request to be…
Appeal against a cantonal decision of shooting protected birds in order to regulate their population; access to justice – a decision by public authorities that may have an impact on nature protection…
Access to information - the conclusions of the state environmental expertiza of the Ukrainian Ministry of Environmental Protection and its territorial bodies should be published and made available…
Request for environmental information may be refused - The Court found that no full disclosure was called for studies that "had already been placed in a file relating to the pre-litigation stage of…
Definition of a "public authority" - undertakings, such as the water companies concerned, which provide public services relating to the environment are under the control of a body or person falling…