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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 70 No 1 (2024), 147–158

Legal Consequences of the Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-432/21

Ewa Radecka

published online: 25. 03. 2024


This article synthetically discusses the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 2 March 2023 in case C-432/21. It aims to familiarise international readers with this issue, which might be a contribution to an academic, international discussion in this field, significant in the era of climate change. The author first indicates the role of forests in climate policy and considers the socio-economic conditions of the current situation of forests in Poland. Then, the international reader will be introduced to the most critical issues related to the judgment that concern the Polish legal order, i.e., forest management and the code of good practices in forests. In the next part, she moves on to the essential elements of the legal basis for the complaint filed by the European Commission against Poland and shows grounds of action and the operative part of the judgment. Then, the most important points of the parties’ arguments were briefly presented. In addition, reference will be made to the legal consequences of issuing the judgment in question.

keywords: environmental law; forest management plans; good practice; access to justice

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