Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland, Landesverband Nordrhein Westfalen eV v Bezirksregierung Arnsberg, Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co KG, intervening (Case C-115/09);  WLR (D) 160
“A member state was precluded under article 10a of Directive 85/337/EEC from withholding, from a non-governmental organisation promoting environmental protection, the right to rely before a national court on the infringement of a rule flowing from the environmental law of the European Union on the ground that that rule only protected the interests of the general public and not the interests of individuals. Such a non-governmental organisation could derive from article 10a the right to rely, before the courts, on the infringement of rules of national law flowing from Council Directive 92/43/EC even where national law did not permit this.”
WLR Daily, 12th May 2011
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