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Case C-416/07: Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 10 September 2009 — Commission of the European Communities v Hellenic Republic (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Directives 91/628/EEC and 93/119/EC — Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 — Protection of animals during transport and at the time of slaughter or killing — Structural and general infringement of Community rules)

OJ C 267, 7.11.2009, p. 10–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

7.11.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 267/10


Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 10 September 2009 — Commission of the European Communities v Hellenic Republic

(Case C-416/07) (1)

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Directives 91/628/EEC and 93/119/EC - Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 - Protection of animals during transport and at the time of slaughter or killing - Structural and general infringement of Community rules)

2009/C 267/17

Language of the case: Greek

Parties

Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: H. Tserepa-Lacombe and F. Erlbacher, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Hellenic Republic (represented by: S. Charitaki, S. Papaïoannou and E.-M. Mamouna, acting as Agents)

Re:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Infringement of Articles 5, 8, 9 and 18(2) of Council Directive 91/628/EEC of 19 November 1991 on the protection of animals during transport and amending Directives 90/425/EEC and 91/496/EEC (OJ 1991 L 340, p. 17) — Infringement of Articles 5(4), 6(1), 13(3) and (4), 15(1), 25, 26 and 27(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 of 22 December 2004 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1255/97 (OJ 2005 L 3, p. 1) — Infringement of Articles 3, 5(1), 6(1) and 8 of Council Directive 93/119/EC of 22 December 1993 on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing (OJ 1993 L 340, p. 21)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Declares that by failing to take the measures necessary:

to ensure that the competent authorities carry out obligatory checks of route plans;

to provide for facilities in or in the immediate vicinity of ferry ports to enable animals to rest after unloading;

so as to ensure that the inspections of the means of transport and the animals are actually carried out;

to ensure that the rules on the stunning of animals at the time of slaughter are complied with, and

to ensure that inspections and controls in slaughterhouses are carried out in an appropriate manner,

the Hellenic Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under the first indent of Article 5(A)(2)(d)(i) and Article 8 of Council Directive 91/628/EEC of 19 November 1991 on the protection of animals during transport and amending Directives 90/425/EEC and 91/496/EEC, as amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 of 14 April 2003, point 48.7(b) of Chapter VII of the Annex to that directive, as amended by Regulation No 806/2003, and Articles 3, 5(1)(d), 6(1) and 8 of Council Directive 93/119/EC of 22 December 1993 on the protection of animals at the time of slaughter or killing;

2.

Dismisses the action as to the remainder;

3.

Orders the Hellenic Republic to pay two thirds of the costs. The Commission of the European Communities is ordered to pay one third of the costs.


(1)  OJ C 283, 24.11.2007.


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