Added to the Case law page:
* Case C-235/02, Saetti en Frediani, ECJ 15 January 2004
Waste or no waste, that’s the question. In this order, the Court explains that products deliberately produced, even if they are a byproduct, and used as fuel (which needs to be certain in advance, as the ECJ already explained in Case C-114/01, AvestaPolarit) do not need to be qualified as waste under the Waste Framework Directive 75/442. Note: Dutch language version for the time being, until English translation becomes available.
Added to the Links page:
* Presidency: Ireland
* Future presidency: The Netherlands
* The Netherlands updated
* Communication from the Commission to the Council and the EP, The World Summit on Sustainable Development one year on: implementing our commitments, Brussels, 23.12.2003, COM(2003) 829 final
In this 25 page document, the modest progress so far in implementing the commitments made in Johannesburg are described.
* Economic aspects of environmental policy in Russia / Ýêîëîãè÷åñêèå àñïåêòû ýêîëîãè÷åñêîé ïîëèòèêè â Ðîññèè, A.E. Kellermann and W.Th. Douma (eds.), Moscow, January 2004
This bilingual booklet presents a series of contributions on the present system of environment protection in Russia. The authors have different background, ranging from academics to politicians and industry representatives, and sketch a grim picture of the bureaucratic Russian system of permitting and environmental fees. Plans for improving this system, notably where legislative drafts for a new system of environmental fees, integrated permitting and Kyoto mechanisms, are also touched upon.
* 17-18 May 2004, Climate Protection, European Law Academy, Trier, Germany
Wybe Th. Douma (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)
Daria Ratsiborinskaya (Institute of European law, MGIMO-University, Moscow)
Marco van der Harst, Julien J.M. Simon
(T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)