EUR-Lex Access to European Union law

Back to EUR-Lex homepage

This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website

Document 62006CJ0354

Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 27 September 2007.
Commission of the European Communities v Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.
Failure of Member State to fulfil obligations - Protection of the environment - Access to justice.
Case C-354/06.

European Court Reports 2007 I-00116*

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:C:2007:554





Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 27 September 2007 – Commission v Luxembourg

(Case C‑354/06)

Failure of Member State to fulfil obligations – Protection of the environment – Access to justice

Actions for failure to fulfil obligations – Examination of merits by the Court – Situation to be taken into consideration – Situation on expiry of the period laid down in the reasoned opinion (Art. 226 EC) (see para. 7)

Re:

Failure of Member State to fulfil obligations – Failure to take within the prescribed period the measures necessary to comply with Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC (OJ 2003 L 156, p. 17).

Operative part

The Court:

 

Declares that by failing to take in the prescribed period all the legislative regulatory and administrative measures necessary to comply with Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

 

Orders the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to pay the costs.

Top