Welcome to the renewed European Environmental Law website. For almost 20 years, this website and the accompanying free EEL News Service have provided news and background information on the European Union and the protection of the environment and sustainable development in Europe and elsewhere.

Please have a look at our case law database, with judgments and comments on all major environmental decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union and other courts, or explore our dossiers, such as the introduction on EU environmental law (in English, Italian, Estonian and Bulgarian).

We participated in a (Dutch language) discussion with producers, NGOs, politicians and others on illegal logging. A video of the entire debate (dated 10 September, entitled ‘Fout Hout’)) can be found at