In a recent ruling against an NGO (Kokopelli), preserving and distributing ancient varieties of plants, mostly food and flower varieties, the European Court ruled that distribution and use of varieties that are not listed in the ´official European catalogue of varieties of plantspecies´ are prone to heavy financial penalties. This list only includes a limited variety of species (mostly commercially distributed ones). This seems to contradict the EEA´s standpoint of importance of preserving biodiversity. It gives the impression that European Institutions wants to decide which varieties are allowed to be included in our biodiverse future, and which are to be eliminated. Does the EEA have an official standpoint or opinion on this matter?