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Case C-264/07: Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 31 January 2008 — Commission of the European Communities v Hellenic Republic (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Directive 2000/60/EC — Protection and management of water — Failure to undertake the analyses and reviews required — Failure to submit the summary reports required)

OJ C 79, 29.3.2008, p. 9–9 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

29.3.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 79/9


Judgment of the Court (Seventh Chamber) of 31 January 2008 — Commission of the European Communities v Hellenic Republic

(Case C-264/07) (1)

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Directive 2000/60/EC - Protection and management of water - Failure to undertake the analyses and reviews required - Failure to submit the summary reports required)

(2008/C 79/16)

Language of the case: Greek

Parties

Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: M. Patakia and M. Konstantinidis, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Hellenic Republic (represented by: E. Skandalou, Agent)

Re:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Breach of Articles 5(1) and 15(2) of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ 2000 L 327, p. 1) — Failure to submit summary reports of the analyses required under Article 5 as regards certain river basin districts — Failure to undertake the analyses and reviews required by Article 5(1) of the Directive

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Declares that, by failing ensure that, for each river basin district or for the portion of an international river basin district falling within its territory, an analysis of its characteristics, a review of the impact of human activity on the status of surface waters and on groundwater, and an economic analysis of water use, are undertaken according to the technical specifications set out in Annexes II and III of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy, the Hellenic Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 5(1) of the Directive and, by failing to submit summary reports of the analyses required by that provision, it has also failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 15(2) of the Directive;

2.

Orders the Hellenic Republic to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 170, 21.7.2007.


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