European Union – Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union gave a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Directive 2011/92/EU. The request had been made in proceedings between: (i) the Bund Naturschutz in Bayern eV and Mr Harald Wilde; and (ii) the Land of Bavaria, Germany, concerning the legality of the decision taken by the latter to approve the development of certain parts of a road within the municipal area of Nuremberg without having carried out an assessment of the effects of that development on the environment.