Public v. private water in Italy: a wind of reform against dunes of sand (G. Velluto)

Author Giuseppe Velluto Keywords Competition policy, EU law, Italy, Privatisation, Water industry, Water supply Abstract Reviews the organisational models used by Italy to manage its integrated water distribution services. Examines the history of the water supply sector, its division into optimised territorial districts, the tariff regime and the regulatory framework governing the award of the concession […]

Access to environmental information in Ireland: implementation challenges (A. Ryall)

Author Aine Ryall Keywords Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Implementation, Ireland, Legal professional privilege, Public authorities Abstract Examines the implementation of Directive 2003/4 in Ireland under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 as a case study of the challenges it poses. Considers the scope of the discretion it affords to […]

Access to environmental information (V. Edwards)

Author Vanessa Edwards Keywords Environment, Administrative law, Agriculture, European Union,  Access to information, EU law, Environmental information, Plant protection products, Trade secrets Abstract 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 […]

Public rights of way and level playing fields (M. Cardwell & J. Hunt)

Author(s) Michael Cardwell and Jo Hunt Keywords Agriculture, Environment, Common agricultural policy, EU law, Environmental protection, Public rights of way Abstract Comments on the European Court of Justice decision in R. (on the application of Horvath) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (C-428/07) on the requirements for maintaining land in good agricultural […]

The regulatory challenge of animal cloning for food – the risks of risk regulation in the European Union (M. Weimer)

Author Maria Weimer Keywords Food, European Union, Science, Cloning, EU law, Ethics, Food, Genetically modified organisms, Regulation, Risk;, Scientific uncertainty, United States Abstract Examines the debate in the EU on the appropriate regulatory response to the marketing of food produced from cloned animals, a practice on the verge of commercialisation in the global food market, […]