Judgment of the General Court (Seventh Chamber), 14 June 2012

Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v European Commission

Environment — Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 — Obligation of the Member States to protect and improve ambient air quality — Temporary exemption granted to a Member State — Request for internal review — Refusal — Measure of individual scope — Validity — Aarhus Convention

Case T-396/09



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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
06/07/2012 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:T:2012:301
14/06/2012 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:T:2012:301
14/06/2012 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
Order (OJ)
29/01/2010 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
Order
ECLI:EU:T:2009:526
17/12/2009 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
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Order (Information)
ECLI:EU:T:2009:526
17/12/2009 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
Application (OJ)
05/12/2009 Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission
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Reports of Cases

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Subject-matter

Annulment of Commission Decision C(2009) 6121 of 28 July 2009 rejecting, as inadmissible, the request for internal review of Commission Decision C(2009) 2560 of 7 April 2009 concerning the notification by the Netherlands of the extension of the period fixed for achieving the limit values for nitrogen dioxide and of the exemption from the obligation to apply the limit values for PM10 pursuant to Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ 2008 L 152, p. 1), brought by the applicants pursuant to Title IV of Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ 2006 L 264, p. 13) – Illegality of Article 2(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.02 Actions for annulment
    3.02.00 General
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.01 Scope
      2.03.01.04 Relationship with specific rights of access
        2.03.01.04.01 Right of access to environmental information
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.05 Legal acts of the European Union
    2.05.04 Decisions
      2.05.04.00 General
2 Institutional framework of the European Union
  2.03 Right of public access to documents
    2.03.05 Administrative procedure
      2.03.05.02 Processing of the application for access
        2.03.05.02.02 Confirmatory application for access
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.08 International agreements on the environment


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 95 -P4 : paragraph 36
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 95 -P6 : paragraph 36
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 230 : paragraphs 55, 72, 73
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 241 : paragraphs 44, 47, 55, 57
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 300 -P7 : paragraph 51
  • TFEU, Article 266 : paragraph 18
  • General Court - Rules of Procedure (1991) -A44P1LC : paragraph 48
  • Directive 94/62 : paragraph 33
  • Directive 94/62 -A06P6 : paragraph 33
  • Decision 2005/370 : paragraph 52
  • Regulation 1367/2006 : paragraphs 43, 46 - 48, 52, 57, 58
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A01LD : paragraph 58
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A02P1LC
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A02P1LG : paragraphs 20, 21, 34, 41, 43, 44, 49, 50, 77
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A10 : paragraph 72
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A10P1 : paragraphs 20 - 25, 41, 43, 44, 50, 69, 77
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A11 : paragraphs 73, 75
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A12 : paragraph 71
  • Regulation 1367/2006 -A12P1 : paragraphs 71, 72
  • Directive 2008/50 : paragraphs 20, 29, 32, 33, 39, 40
  • Directive 2008/50 -A22 : paragraphs 30, 33
  • Directive 2008/50 -A22P4 : paragraphs 31, 32
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -16/62 : paragraph 26
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -70/87 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -69/89 : paragraphs 54, 55, 57
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -298/89 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -5/93 : paragraph 18
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -61/94 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -67/94 : paragraph 18
  • Court of Justice - Order C -10/95 : paragraph 39
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -149/96 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -162/96 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -352/96 : paragraph 55
  • General Court - Judgment T -20/98 : paragraph 47
  • General Court - Judgment T -145/98 : paragraph 18
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -3/00 : paragraph 36
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -93/02 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -377/02 : paragraph 54
  • General Court - Order T -142/03 : paragraphs 28, 33
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -311/04 : paragraph 51
  • General Court - Judgment T -37/04 : paragraph 27
  • General Court - Order T -417/04 : paragraph 27
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -120/06 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -308/06 : paragraph 53
  • Court of Justice - Order C -503/07 : paragraphs 26, 36
  • General Court - Judgment T -225/07 : paragraph 18
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 : paragraph 58

Operative part

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Opinion

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Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 06/10/2009

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

14/06/2012


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 297 from 05.12.2009, p.28

Order: OJ C 37 from 13.02.2010, p.38

Judgment: OJ C 217 from 21.07.2012, p.17

Name of the parties

Vereniging Milieudefensie and Stichting Stop Luchtverontreiniging Utrecht v Commission

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Michel, Valèrie: Actes attaquables, Europe 2012 Août-Septembre Comm. nº 8-9 p.16-18



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

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Subject-matter

  • Environment
  • - Pollution

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

  • Actions for annulment : application granted

Formation of the Court

septième chambre (Tribunal)

Judge-Rapporteur

Wiszniewska-Białecka

Advocate General

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Language(s) of the Case

  • Dutch

Language(s) of the Opinion

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