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Case C-127/07: Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 December 2008 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d'État — France) — Société Arcelor Atlantique et Lorraine, Sollac Méditerrannée, Société Arcelor Packaging International, Société Ugine & Alz France, Société Industeel Loire, Société Creusot Métal, Société Imphy Alloys, Arcelor SA v Premier ministre, Ministre de l'Écologie et du Développement durable, Ministre de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie (Environment — Integrated pollution prevention and control — Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme — Directive 2003/87/EC — Scope — Installations in the steel sector included — Installations in the chemical and non-ferrous metal sectors excluded — Principle of equal treatment)

OJ C 44, 21.2.2009, p. 8–9 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

21.2.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 44/8


Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 16 December 2008 (reference for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d'État — France) — Société Arcelor Atlantique et Lorraine, Sollac Méditerrannée, Société Arcelor Packaging International, Société Ugine & Alz France, Société Industeel Loire, Société Creusot Métal, Société Imphy Alloys, Arcelor SA v Premier ministre, Ministre de l'Écologie et du Développement durable, Ministre de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie

(Case C-127/07) (1)

(Environment - Integrated pollution prevention and control - Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme - Directive 2003/87/EC - Scope - Installations in the steel sector included - Installations in the chemical and non-ferrous metal sectors excluded - Principle of equal treatment)

(2009/C 44/13)

Language of the case: French

Referring court

Conseil d'État

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: Société Arcelor Atlantique et Lorraine, Sollac Méditerrannée, Société Arcelor Packaging International, Société Ugine & Alz France, Société Industeel Loire, Société Creusot Métal, Société Imphy Alloys, Arcelor SA

Defendants: Premier ministre, Ministre de l'Écologie et du Développement durable, Ministre de l'Économie, des Finances et de l'Industrie

Re:

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Conseil d'État — Validity, in the light of the Community principle of equal treatment, of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC (OJ 2003 L 275, p. 32) — Difference in treatment as between, on the one hand, installations in the steel sector subject to the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme laid down by the Directive and, on the other, the aluminium and plastic industries, which emit identical greenhouse gases and which are not subject to that system — Objective justification for that difference in treatment?

Operative part of the judgment

Consideration of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC, as amended by Directive 2004/101/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004, from the point of view of the principle of equal treatment has disclosed nothing to affect its validity in so far as it makes the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme applicable to the steel sector without including the chemical and non-ferrous metal sectors in its scope.


(1)  OJ C 117, 26.5.2007.


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