The coercive detention of persons for the purpose of enjoining them to adopt measures to improve ambient air quality can be ordered only if a national legal basis which is sufficiently accessible, precise and foreseeable in its application exists to that end and if the detention is proportionate.

Preliminary ruling referred by the Higher Administrative Court of Bavaria to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), to seek if the national courts have the faculty to impose coercive detentions to national authorities who refuse to comply with a judicial decision that compel them to run the obligations imposed by the European Union law….

The Supreme Court declares that a competitor has legal standing to challenge the authorisation of a chemical product which does not comply with EU legislation

The Supreme Court (SC) has held that it is “more than obvious” that the holder of a plant protection product authorisation (in the specific case metalaxyl) has legal standing to challenge the authorisation of a chemical product granted to a competing company. The reason given was that the competing industry had provided documentation essential for…