Article 37 - Environmental protection
Key facts of the case:
The Waste Directive provides for the development of waste management plans and the regular evaluation and revision thereof. The issue to be resolved in the present proceedings is whether Spain has carried out this revision in a timely manner in two regions. In particular, the question is whether the revision is required to be completed within a certain time period. The relevant provision was newly introduced in the Waste Directive and its wording is, unfortunately, not especially clear on this point.
54. I therefore propose that the Court give the following ruling:
55. However, if the Court declares the action to be admissible, it should allow it, at least in part: