Simplifying EU environmental legislation: reviewing the EIA Directive?

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Simplifying EU environmental legislation : reviewing the EIA Directive? / Anker, Helle Tegner.

I: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, Bind 11, Nr. 4, 2014, s. 321-347.

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Anker, HT 2014, 'Simplifying EU environmental legislation: reviewing the EIA Directive?', Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, bind 11, nr. 4, s. 321-347. https://doi.org/10.1163/18760104-01104002

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Anker, H. T. (2014). Simplifying EU environmental legislation: reviewing the EIA Directive? Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, 11(4), 321-347. https://doi.org/10.1163/18760104-01104002

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Anker HT. Simplifying EU environmental legislation: reviewing the EIA Directive? Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law. 2014;11(4):321-347. https://doi.org/10.1163/18760104-01104002

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Anker, Helle Tegner. / Simplifying EU environmental legislation : reviewing the EIA Directive?. I: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law. 2014 ; Bind 11, Nr. 4. s. 321-347.

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