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Constitutional Court Strengthens Legal Protection of Persons Affected by Expropriation and Resettlement

In a judgement on RWE’s open lignite mining project in Garzweiler in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) strengthened the protection of persons affected by expropriation and resettlement. The approval of the framework operating plan (Rahmenbetriebsplan) for the Garzweiler opencast mine by the competent authorities, however, met the constitutional requirements. Hence, RWE is able to continue mining.

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