Commission of the European Communities v Ireland: ECJ 19 Oct 1999

The Directive gave member states some discretion as to setting criteria to be fulfilled before a project could be said to have a substantial effect and so require an environmental assessment before being allowed to proceed. Nevertheless, it was not open to members to use a simple size measurement as such a criteria, since this made no allowance for the possible substantial effects of even small projects.


Times 19-Oct-1999, C-392/96


Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment., EC Treaty Art 226

Environment, European

Updated: 10 May 2022; Ref: scu.79304