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CarinjaMagdalena Apr 06, 2016 08:44 AM
European ground squirrels (in German they are called Ziesel) are a protected species. They are on the red list. In Austria there are at the moment two pending building projects which endanger the European grouns squirrels outmostly. Our politicians are going the way of profit and power and try to go round European Law with misinformation regarding the topic. It seems impossible to counteract successfully and to protect the European ground squirrel. Therefor the last resort I can see is to carry this information directly to you.
The projects we are talking about are:
Heeresspital Wien:
Schwechat, Hangar Projekt
Sorry, it is in German and the information given in the articles has to be questioned. We need an independent inspection from someone who is not interested in making profit but only interested in saving a species which is on the red list. Thank you so much for your attention.
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EEA Apr 06, 2016 01:43 PM
Dear CarinjaMagdalena,
We appreciate your engagement for the protection of endangered species. Unfortunately, we are not able to help you. The European Environment Agency has no mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for complaints relating to environmental legislation, and no powers of investigation related to the issue you raise in your email.

Under the Treaty establishing the European Community, the European Commission is responsible for ensuring that European Community law is correctly applied. Anyone may lodge a complaint with the European Commission against a European Member State about any measure, which is considered to be incompatible with Community law. However, to be admissible, a complaint has to relate to an infringement of Community law by a Member State.

Complaints to the European Commission (The Directorate-General for the Environment) can be submitted via the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/legal/law/complaints.htm

See also: http://ec.europa.eu/[…]/complaints_en.htm

You may also contact the unit dealing with complaints in the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission at the following address:

Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea
Director "Implementation, Governance and Semester"
DG Environment
European Commission
200 rue de la Loi
BE-1049 Bruxelles

I hope this information may be useful to you.