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  • Motorway to go?

    The city of Madrid may have to remove a motorway as the regional government breached the EU environmental impact assessment and habitats directives in building it.

    The European Court of Justice has rejected Spain’s argument that it had done adequate assessment and the M-501 road was justified on road safety grounds. T&E member Ecologistas en Acción have called for all the affected habitats to be restored at the personal expense of the regional president.

    • CEE Bankwatch and Friends of the Earth Europe have published a map showing EU-funded infrastructure projects in central and eastern Europe that damage EU-protected areas. The two NGOs say member states are opposing proposals to insist that some Cohesion Fund money should be conditional on compliance with environmental laws.