CJEU confirms absence of ‘de minimis’, temporary water body deterioration escape clause in national permitting rules.

The CJEU yesterday held in C-525/20 Association France Nature Environnement v Premier ministre and Ministre de la Transition écologique et solidaire. It essentially [31] ff confirmed the AG Opinion which I reviewed here. It also [39] in essence reads a standstill obligation clearly expressed in the WFD, and links this to the overall principles of environmental policy included in the Environmental Title of the Treaty.


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