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Portuguese youth hail step forward in climate case

A legal challenge against the climate policies of 33 European governments will be fast-tracked by the European Court of Human Rights after it dismissed an effort to delay proceedings, it emerged... Read more

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EU court tightens screw on chemical authorisations

The European Commission today lost an attempt to reinstate its authorisation of toxic pigments at the Court of Justice of the EU, while an advocate general has advised that the authorisation of phthalate plasticiser DEHP was unlawful.

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Industry concern mounts over EU carbon border tax plans

A tax on high-carbon imports could threaten EU competitiveness, business representatives warned on Tuesday during the EU Industry Days conference, as European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen promised a new, green ‘roaring twenties’.

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Czechia sues Poland over planned lignite mine expansion

The Czech government is taking its counterpart in Warsaw to the European Court of Justice over a lignite mine it says is poisoning water supplies across the border, the first time an EU government has directly sued another for breaking environmental laws.

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News in brief: Coal transition platform launched, EU takes lead on hydrogen, step forward for ‘ecocide law’ campaign

In other news this week: The European Commission has launched a new platform aiming to help Ukraine and the western Balkans to move away from coal, while a new report shows the bloc is moving ahead on clean hydrogen projects.

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EU seeks green reforms to ‘outdated rulebook’ on global trade

The European Commission will push to bring international trade rules in line with its climate and environmental agenda as part of a wide-ranging review of its trade policy, it announced on Thursday.

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