European Union – Environment. Point 1(d) of Annex II to Directive (EU) 2011/92 should be interpreted as meaning that the clearance of a path in a forest for the purpose of the construction and operation of an overhead electrical power line, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, and for the duration of its lawful existence was covered by the concept of 'deforestation for the purposes of conversion to another type of land use' within the meaning of that provision. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning the question whether the project for the construction of the '110 kV‑Leitung Vorchdorf-Steinfeld-Kirchdorf' overhead electrical power line should be subject to a prior assessment of its effects on the environment.