Environment, Administrative law, Agriculture, European Union, Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Plant protection products, Trade secrets
Reports on the European Court of Justice ruling in Stichting Natuur en Milieu v College voor de Toelating van Gewasbeschermingsmiddelen en Biociden (formerly College voor de Toelating van Bestrijdingsmiddelen) (C-266/09) on whether Directive 2003/4 was applicable to a request for information submitted as part of an application for a plant protection product authorisation since it was in force on the date that the request was refused. Considers whether the information requested was “environmental information” within the meaning of art.2 of the Directive. Assesses whether it was a trade secret.
(2011) 23(1) Journal of Environmental Law 143-144