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Case C-90/10: Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 22 September 2011 — European Commission v Kingdom of Spain (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Habitats directive — Conservation of natural habitats — Wild fauna and flora — Articles 4(4) and 6(1) and (2) — Establishment of priorities for special areas of conservation and of adequate protection thereof — Failure to ensure adequate legal protection of the special areas of conservation in the Canary Islands)

OJ C 331, 12.11.2011, p. 4–4 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

12.11.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 331/4


Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 22 September 2011 — European Commission v Kingdom of Spain

(Case C-90/10) (1)

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - ‘Habitats’ directive - Conservation of natural habitats - Wild fauna and flora - Articles 4(4) and 6(1) and (2) - Establishment of priorities for special areas of conservation and of adequate protection thereof - Failure to ensure adequate legal protection of the special areas of conservation in the Canary Islands)

2011/C 331/05

Language of the case: Spanish

Parties

Applicant: European Commission (represented by: S. Pardo Quintillán and D. Recchia, Agents)

Defendant: Kingdom of Spain (represented by: F. Díez Moreno, Agent)

Intervener in support of the defendant: Republic of Finland (represented by M. Pere, Agent)

Re:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Infringement of Article 4(4) and Article 6(1) and (2) of 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) — Sites of Community importance — Conservation measures — Macaronesian biogeographical region

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Declares that

by failing to establish, in accordance with Article 4(4) of Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, conservation priorities in relation to the special areas of conservation corresponding to the sites of Community importance for the Macaronesian biogeographical region identified by the Commission Decision of 28 December 2001 adopting the list of sites of Community importance for the Macaronesian biogeographical region, pursuant to Council Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ 2002 L 5, p. 16), and

by failing to adopt and apply, in accordance with Article 6(1) and (2) of Directive 92/43/EEC, the appropriate conservation measures and a protection system to prevent the deterioration of habitats and significant disruption to species, ensuring the legal protection of the special areas of conservation corresponding to the sites referred to in Decision 2002/11/EC situated in Spanish territory,

the Kingdom of Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 4(4) and Article 6(1) and (2) of Directive 92/43/EEC;

2.

Orders the Kingdom of Spain to pay the costs;

3.

Orders the Republic of Finland to bear its own costs.


(1)  OJ C 113, 1.5.2010.


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