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CJEU Case C-329/13 / Order

Ferdinand Stefan v Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft. Request for a preliminary ruling from the Unabhängiger Verwaltungssenat Wien

Policy area:
Justice, freedom and security
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
Court (Ninth Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Article 99 of the Rules of Procedure — Directive 2003/4/EC — Validity — Public access to environmental information — Exception to the obligation to disclose environmental information where the disclosure compromises the ability of any person to receive a fair trial — Optional nature of that exception for Member States — Article 6 TEU — Second paragraph of Article 47 of the Charter’

Outcome of the case:

On those grounds, the Court (Ninth Chamber) hereby rules:

Consideration of the questions raised has disclosed no factor of such a kind as to affect the validity of Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC.