European Union – Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Annex I, No 14, to Council Directive (EEC) 85/337 (on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment), as amended by Directive (EC) 2009/31. The request had been made in proceedings between the municipality of Strasswalchen, Austria, and other applicants and the Austrian Federal Minister for Economy, Family and Youth, concerning a decision authorising Rohöl-Aufsuchungs AG to carry out exploratory drilling on the territory of the municipality.