Campaigners still face serious legal barriers to challenging environmental threats in courts across the EU, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) has warned.
In a new report, the EEB identifies high legal costs, the threat of repercussions and a lack of legal standing as key barriers for green groups when considering challenging decisions with negative environmental impacts. In certain countries, the time it takes to block a decision through the courts can often lead to irreparable damage, while in others judges frequently do not know enough about green issues, the report adds.
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