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Czech Republic to sue Poland over Turów coal mine

, Petra Urbanová

Local groups and NGOs including Frank Bold, that is very active in the process, welcomed the Czech government’s decision to file a lawsuit at the European Court of Justice against the Polish government for the illegal operation of the Turów lignite coal mine, which has been dug right up to the Czech and German borders, damaging local water supplies for nearby communities. This is the first such legal case for the Czech Republic and the first in EU’s history where one member state sues another for environmental reasons. 

Milan Starec, a Czech citizen from Liberec region (Uhelná village): “The decision by our government to file a lawsuit against...

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Susanna Arus

Webinar: Sustainable corporate governance and non-financial reporting: finding a pathway to policy coherence

Meeting the goal of the European Green Deal to achieve no net GHG emissions by 2050 requires at least half trillion euros of additional investments in the EU every year and will involve significant market and regulatory changes targeting every sector of the economy. This will profoundly change how companies and their directors need to integrate sustainability concerns in their strategies and business decisions.   Participate in the webinar co-organised by Frank Bold and Climate Disclosure Standards Board on February 9th (9.30-11h CET) to hear from important business, academic, policy-making and civil society representatives (programme below)

Susanna Arus

New analysis of the non-financial disclosures presented on international webinars

Frank Bold organised two online events to present the results of the research on the disclosures made by 300 companies on climate and environmental matters providing targeted presentation and insights for companies in Southern Europe and Central and Eastern Europe.    New data from the research shows some, yet insufficient progress at a turning point for sustainability reporting in Europe as the legislation for sustainability disclosures in Europe will be reformed in 2021 (

Susanna Arus

EU Commission requests advice on the creation of European non-financial reporting standards

Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis already announced in January that following the publication of the Green Deal and the initiation of the revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD), he would invite EFRAG to “undertake preparatory work for the elaboration of possible EU non-financial reporting standards”. 

Susanna Arus

Joint statement on the reform of the EU legal framework on corporate transparency on sustainability matters

A group of leading organisations in the field of sustainable finance, including Frank Bold, issued a joint statement with recommendations for the upcoming revision of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive*.

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