Environmental Case Law Summary, October 06

This month the conservation of bird habitats stole the limelight on the European stage, with Spain and Ireland receiving warnings from the EU over their breach of the Birds Directive. Attempts by the British Aggregates Association to undermine tax exemptions for recycled materials as illegal and unfair were cut short by the European Court of First Instance, while the European Court of Justice found Austria to have failed to incorporate EU rules on the control of explosive materials into its national law.

  • Irish protection of birds and habitats inadequate, says EC [Restricted]

  • Court rules on German habitat case [Restricted]

  • Companies grumble about court rubble rumble [Restricted]

  • Spain not looking after its birds [Restricted]

  • European ruling on plant protection and biocides [Restricted]

  • Austria told to tighten controls on accidents waiting to happen[Restricted]

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