Official Journal of the European Union

C 359/5

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Wien (Austria) lodged on 31 July 2020 — IE v Magistrat der Stadt Wien

(Case C-357/20)

(2020/C 359/08)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Wien

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: IE

Defendant: Magistrat der Stadt Wien

Questions referred


How is the term ‘breeding site’ within the meaning of Article [12(1)(d)] of the Habitats Directive (1) to be understood, and how is a ‘breeding site’ to be differentiated spatially from other locations?


Which factors determine whether, and, if so, for how long, the existence of a breeding site is limited in time?


Which factors determine whether deterioration or destruction of a breeding site has been caused by a particular act or omission?


Which factors determine whether a ‘resting place’ within the meaning of Article [12(1)(d)] of the Habitats Directive has been caused to deteriorate or to be destroyed?

(1)  Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (OJ 1992 L 206, p. 7) as last amended by Council Directive 2013/17/EU of 13 May 2013 adapting certain directives in the field of environment, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia (OJ 2013 L 158, p. 193).