European Union – Conservation of natural habitats. The Court of Justice of the European Union made a preliminary ruling concerning This request for a preliminary ruling concerns the interpretation of art 6(3) and (4) of Council Directive (EEC) 92/43 (on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora). The request had been made in proceedings between T.C. Briels and Others and the Netherlands Minister for Infrastructure and the Environment concerning a project for widening a specific motorway.