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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Berlin (Germany) lodged on 4 September 2018 — Solvay Chemicals GmbH v Federal Republic of Germany

(Case C-561/18)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Berlin

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Solvay Chemicals GmbH

Defendant: Federal Republic of Germany

By order of 6 February 2019, the Court (First Chamber) ruled as follows:

The second subparagraph of Article 49(1) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 601/2012 of 21 June 2012 on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council 1 and point 20(B) of Annex IV to that regulation are invalid in so far as they systematically include the carbon dioxide (CO2) transferred to another installation for the production of precipitated calcium carbonate in the emissions of the installation for production of soda ash, regardless of whether that CO2 is released into the atmosphere.


1 OJ 2012 L 181, p. 30.