A Dutch Court, the Nederlandse Raad van State
, had asked the EU Court to clarify whether or not such condensation falling back into surface water and a ditch near waste water coming off neighbouring rooftop gutters and plots of land should be considered as a "discharge" within the meaning of the EU Directive.
The guidelines were set by the European Union Court in response to a question submitted by Raad van State
, or Council of State, an advisory body to the government of the Netherlands.
The Raad van State
(Council of State), to which the matter was brought in the final instance, decided to ask the EU Court of Justice to determine whether the measure is compatible with EU rules on the single market and the prohibition of discrimination.
This request for a preliminary ruling submitted by the Raad van State
(Netherlands) raises the question of the compatibility of Dutch legislation with Council Directive 2003/86 on family reunification.