European Union – Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of arts 9 and 11 of Council Directive (EEC) 92/43 (on the conversation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora). The request had been made in proceedings between Cascina Tre Pini Ss (Cascina) and the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Land and the Sea and others concerning the procedure for review of the status of site of Community importance of a site including a plot of land of which Cascina was the owner.