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Paul Abraham e.a. contre Region wallonne

Country/Territory
Belgium, European Union
Type of court
International court
Date
Feb 28, 2008
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
European Court of Justice
Seat of court
Luxembourg
Judge
Timmermans, C.W.A
Bay Larsen, L.
Schiemann, K.
Kuris, P.
Bonichot, J.-C.
Kokott, J.
Reference number
C-2/07
Language
French
Subject
Environment gen., Air & atmosphere
Keyword
Emission standards EIA Aircraft noise Air quality/air pollution
Abstract
On 28 February 2008 the European Court of Justice delivered a preliminary ruling on the operation of an air freight centre at the Belgian Liège-Bierset Airport. The request for a preliminary ruling asked for interpretation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) directive (85/337/EEC). The Court found that the restructuring of the airport does not constitute a ‘project’ within the meaning of the EIA directive. The Court ruled that the national courts have discretion to decide whether the EIA directive applies when deciding in the case in question, which concerns noise pollution claims linked to the works at the Belgian airport.
Full text
Paul Abraham and others v. Region Wallone.pdf
Website
curia.europa.eu

References

Cites

Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 1985 | Repealed

Keyword: EIA, Authorization/permit, Land-use planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX