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Trajan Shipley
13th January 2022
Consumer, Health & Environment Internal Market Justice & Litigation

Court of Justice quashes General Court judgment finding that cities were directly concerned by regulation on nitrogen emissions limits  

The Court of Justice has delivered its judgment today in Allemagne – Ville de Paris and Others v Commission (joined cases C-177/19 P, C-178/19 P and C-179/19 P), quashing a judgment by the General Court in joined cases T-339/16, T-352/16 and T-391/16 that annulled a Commission Amending Regulation to the extent that it set excessively high limits on oxides of nitrogen emissions for real driving tests (tests that are a response to the ‘dieselgate’ scandal).

Contrary to what Advocate General Bobek had advised, the Court held that the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid, the respondents, are not directly concerned by that regulation, and therefore their actions seeking its annulment must be dismissed as inadmissible. Such cities had


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