Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 20 December 2017

Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftsschutz Umweltorganisation v Bezirkshauptmannschaft Gmünd

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgerichtshof

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Environment — Directive 2000/60/EC — EU action in the field of water policy — Article 4(1) and Article 14(1) — Obligations to prevent deterioration of the status of bodies of surface water and encourage the active involvement of all interested parties in the implementation of the directive — Aarhus Convention — Public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters — Article 6 and Article 9(3) and (4) — Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union — Article 47 — Right to effective judicial protection — Project that is likely to have an impact on water status — Administrative procedure for a permit — Environmental organisation — Application seeking to secure status as a party to the administrative procedure — Possibility of relying on rights deriving from Directive 2000/60/EC — Extinction of the status of party to the procedure and of the right to bring an action if those rights are not exercised within good time during the administrative procedure

Case C-664/15


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
09/02/2018 Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftschutz Umweltorganisation
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2017:987
20/12/2017 Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftschutz Umweltorganisation
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2017:987
20/12/2017 Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftschutz Umweltorganisation
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:760
12/10/2017 Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftschutz Umweltorganisation
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Application (OJ)
11/03/2016 Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftschutz Umweltorganisation
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

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4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • 12007P047: : paragraphs 45, 52, 58, 60, 69, 81, 87, 90 - 92, 98, 99, 101
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 51 -P1 : paragraph 44
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 52 -P1 : paragraphs 90, 99
  • TFEU, Article 288 : paragraph 34
  • TEU, Article 4 -P3 : paragraph 35
  • TEU, Article 19 -P1 : paragraph 35
  • Directive 92/43 -A06 : paragraph 39
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P3 : paragraphs 7, 37, 38, 41, 77
  • Directive 2000/60 : paragraphs 59, 87, 94
  • Directive 2000/60 -A01 : paragraphs 9, 33
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04 : paragraphs 29, 30, 32 - 34, 36, 43, 44, 51, 55, 58, 60, 61, 66, 83, 92, 98
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04P1 : paragraph 10
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04P1LA : paragraph 32
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04P1LAL1 : paragraph 31
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04P1LAL2 : paragraph 31
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04P1LAL3 : paragraph 31
  • Directive 2000/60 -A14 : paragraph 11
  • Directive 2000/60 -A14P1 : paragraphs 71 - 75, 80, 81
  • Directive 2000/60 -C11 : paragraphs 8, 33
  • Directive 2000/60 -C19 : paragraphs 8, 33
  • Directive 2000/60 -C27 : paragraphs 8, 33
  • Directive 2000/60 -C46 : paragraph 8
  • Decision 2005/370 : paragraph 59
  • Decision 2005/370 -A02P5 : paragraphs 39, 46, 51, 76
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06 : paragraphs 61, 66
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P1LA : paragraphs 36, 64
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P1LB : paragraphs 37, 38, 64, 66
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P3 : paragraph 63
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P4 : paragraph 63
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P7 : paragraph 63
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P2 : paragraphs 36 - 39, 41
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P3 : paragraphs 29, 30, 43 - 46, 48, 52, 54, 58, 60, 67 - 69, 81, 82, 86, 88, 89, 92, 98, 101
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P4 : paragraphs 82, 89, 101
  • Decision 2005/370 -N1 : paragraphs 36, 64, 65
  • Decision 2005/370 -C18 : paragraph 89
  • Directive 2011/92 : paragraphs 29, 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -106/77 : paragraphs 56, 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -237/07 -N37 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -263/08 -N38 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -115/09 -N46 : paragraph 47
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N45 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N51 : paragraph 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N52 : paragraphs 54, 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N32 : paragraph 72
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N43 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N48 : paragraph 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N51 : paragraph 31
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -689/13 -N40 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -689/13 -N41 : paragraph 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N44 : paragraph 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N45 : paragraph 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N52 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N56 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N57 : paragraph 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N59 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N60 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N57 : paragraph 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N59 : paragraph 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N61 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N62 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N63 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N64 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N65 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N66 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N67 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N68 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N69 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N70 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N71 : paragraph 90
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N72 : paragraph 91
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -218/16 -N30 : paragraph 85
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -218/16 -N31 : paragraph 85

Operative part

  • Interprets : Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 47
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/60
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/60 -A04
  • Interprets : Directive 2000/60 -A14P1
  • Interprets : Decision 2005/370

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 37 : points 68, 76
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 47 : points 86, 88, 94, 109, 112, 123, 124
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 51 -P1 : point 88
  • TFEU, Article 288 : point 60
  • TEU, Article 3 -P3 : point 68
  • Directive 85/337 -A01P2 : point 74
  • Directive 92/43 -A02P1 : point 11
  • Directive 92/43 -A03P1 : point 11
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P1 : point 11
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P2 : point 11
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P3 : points 11, 59
  • Directive 2000/60 : point 1
  • Directive 2000/60 -A01 : points 13, 69
  • Directive 2000/60 -A02 : point 14
  • Directive 2000/60 -A02P1 : point 14
  • Directive 2000/60 -A02P3 : point 14
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04 : points 27, 49, 52, 69, 76, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89, 91, 96, 98, 106, 110 - 112, 123, 124
  • Directive 2000/60 -A04P1 : point 15
  • Directive 2000/60 -A11P1 : point 16
  • Directive 2000/60 -A11P2 : point 16
  • Directive 2000/60 -A11P3 : point 16
  • Directive 2000/60 -A11P3LE : point 16
  • Directive 2000/60 -A11P4 : point 16
  • Directive 2000/60 -A13P1 : point 16
  • Directive 2000/60 -A14 : point 62
  • Directive 2000/60 -A14P1 : points 16, 69, 102 - 104, 112, 124
  • Directive 2000/60 -N5PT1.1 : point 17
  • Directive 2000/60 -N5PT1.2 : point 17
  • Directive 2000/60 -C1 : point 12
  • Directive 2000/60 -C11 : point 12
  • Directive 2000/60 -C14 : points 12, 69, 102
  • Directive 2000/60 -C19 : point 12
  • Directive 2000/60 -C46 : point 12
  • Decision 2005/370 : point 1
  • Decision 2005/370 -A01 : point 5
  • Decision 2005/370 -A02P4 : point 6
  • Decision 2005/370 -A02P5 : points 6, 82, 84
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06 : point 99
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P1LA : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P1LB : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P2 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P3 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P4 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P5 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P6 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P7 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P8 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P9 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P10 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09 : points 62, 90
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P2 : points 8, 73, 99
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P3 : points 9, 27, 49, 62 - 65, 70 - 72, 74, 75, 84, 89, 91, 93, 94, 97, 99, 111, 121, 123, 124
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P4 : points 10, 123, 124
  • Decision 2005/370 -N1 : point 7
  • Decision 2005/370 -C5 : point 4
  • Decision 2005/370 -C7 : point 4
  • Decision 2005/370 -C13 : point 4
  • Decision 2005/370 -C18 : point 4
  • Directive 2011/92 : point 49
  • Directive 2011/92 -A02P1 : point 18
  • Directive 2011/92 -A03 : point 18
  • Directive 2011/92 -N1 : point 18
  • Directive 2011/92 -N2 : point 18
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -181/73 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -8/81 -N25 : point 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -12/86 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -187/87 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N14 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N15 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N16 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N17 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N18 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N19 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -187/87 -N20 : point 92
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -361/88 -N16 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -58/89 -N14 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -59/89 -N19 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -118/94 -N19 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -72/95 -N59 : point 58
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -298/95 -N16 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -173/99 -N53 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -127/02 -N141 : point 61
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/02 -N66 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -201/02 -N64 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -201/02 -N65 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -201/02 -N66 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -237/07 -N37 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -441/07 -N35 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N59 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N60 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N61 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N62 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N63 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N64 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N65 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N73 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -263/08 -N74 : point 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -263/08 : point 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -263/08 -N38 : point 100
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -115/09 -N77 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N43 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N44 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N45 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N46 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N47 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N48 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N49 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N50 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N51 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N52 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N53 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N54 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N55 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N56 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -240/09 -N57 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -115/09 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -115/09 -N46 : point 77
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -128/09 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -396/09 -N20 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -505/09 -N86 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -416/10 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -617/10 -N17 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N40 : point 82
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -530/11 : point 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -630/11 -N51 : point 105
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -390/12 -N44 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -390/12 -N45 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -390/12 -N46 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -93/12 -N59 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -93/12 -N60 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N30 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N31 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N32 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N33 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N34 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N35 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N36 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -390/12 -N37 : point 86
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -401/12 -N59 : point 65
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -461/13 -N6 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N34 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N35 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N36 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N37 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N38 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N39 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -104/13 -N40 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -404/13 -N55 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -404/13 -N56 : point 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N31 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N32 : point 102
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N43 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N50 : point 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -461/13 -N70 : point 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -562/13 -N45 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -570/13 : point 76
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -570/13 -N35 : point 45
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -570/13 -N44 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -570/13 -N51 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -650/13 -N33 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -346/14 -N53 : point 102
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -362/14 -N95 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -439/14 -N46 : point 66
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -243/15 -N48 : point 82
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -243/15 -N51 : point 106
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -557/15 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -72/15 -N73 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 : point 2
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -348/15 -N41 : point 122
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N34 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N35 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N36 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N37 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N38 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N39 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N40 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N41 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -682/15 -N49 : point 88
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -73/16 -N70 : point 109
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N72 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N73 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -73/16 -N74 : point 121


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 14/12/2015

Date of the Opinion

  • 12/10/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

20/12/2017


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 72 from 26.02.2018, p.4

Application: OJ C 111 from 29.03.2016, p.4

Name of the parties

Protect Natur-, Arten- und Landschaftschutz Umweltorganisation

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Sobotta, Christoph: Umweltrecht: Klagerecht von Umweltverbänden gegen Verschlechterung des Zustands von Wasserkörpern, Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2018 p.165-166 (DE)
  2. Klinger, Remo: Klagerecht von Umweltverbänden gegen Verschlechterung des Zustands von Wasserkörpern, NVWZ-Rechtsprechungs-Report Verwaltungsrecht 2018 p.231-232 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Verwaltungsgerichtshof - Austria

Subject-matter

  • Environment
  • Approximation of laws

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Prechal

Advocate General

Sharpston

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English