Luxembourg condemned over nature law
The European court of justice today condemned Luxembourg for failing to fulfil its obligations under a 1992 EU directive on habitats and species conservation. The case against Luxembourg was brought by the European Commission in 1999 for failing to fully transpose the directive into national legislation (EED 11/01/00). After initially contesting the charges, Luxembourg finally conceded that new national legislation was needed to comply with the directive's requirements and has since drafted legislation to this effect. See judgement C-75/01.