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ECJ Gives Judgment in Case Concerning Environmental Impact Assessment and Waste Recovery

DATE: 05 Nov 2008

The ECJ gave judgment today in Case C-247/06 Commission v Germany.

The UK intervened to ask the ECJ to reconsider its previous decisions in Commission v Italy (C486/04) [2006] E.C.R. IA-11025 and Commission v Italy (C255/05) on whether references in the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (Directive 85/337/EC) to “waste disposal” include as well as operations leading to waste disposal operations for waste recovery.

James Maurici acted for the United Kingdom.

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