|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Environment|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 642|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 14 October 2020, introducing a number of amendments to Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006, concerning the application of the provisions of the so-called Aarhus Convention.
Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 - also known as Aarhus Regulation - sets out how the European Union (EU) and its Member States implement to their institutions and bodies the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. This proposal aims to allow for better public scrutiny of EU acts affecting the environment. The proposed amendments aim to make it easier to request that the EU institutions review such acts to better ensure environmental protection.
This initiative was tabled on 14 October 2020 by the European Commission. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach at a meeting on 17 December. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on 20 May. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text concerning this file was reached on 12 July.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Law|
|Subject Tags||Civil Society | NGOs, Information Society|
|Keywords||Decision-Making | Policy-Making
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|