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Case C-351/09: Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 22 December 2010 — European Commission v Republic of Malta (Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Environment — Directive 2000/60/EC — Articles 8 and 15 — Status of inland surface water — Establishment and making operational of monitoring programmes — Failure — Submission of summary reports on those monitoring programmes — Failure)

OJ C 63, 26.2.2011, p. 7–8 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

26.2.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 63/7


Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 22 December 2010 — European Commission v Republic of Malta

(Case C-351/09) (1)

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Environment - Directive 2000/60/EC - Articles 8 and 15 - Status of inland surface water - Establishment and making operational of monitoring programmes - Failure - Submission of summary reports on those monitoring programmes - Failure)

2011/C 63/13

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicant: European Commission (represented by: S. Pardo Quintillán and K. Xuereb, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Republic of Malta (represented by: S. Camilleri, D. Mangion, P. Grech and Y. Rizzo, acting as Agents)

Re:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Infringement of Articles 8 and 15 of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ 2000 L 327, p. 1) — Obligation to establish and make operational programmes for the monitoring of the status of surface waters — Obligation to submit summary reports regarding the programmes for the monitoring of surface waters

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Declares that, in failing, firstly, to establish monitoring programmes on the status of inland surface water and make them operational in accordance with Article 8(1) and (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, and, secondly, to submit summary reports on the monitoring programmes on the status of inland surface water in accordance with Article 15(2) of that directive, the Republic of Malta has failed to fulfil its obligations under Articles 8 and 15 of that directive;

2.

Orders the Republic of Malta to pay the costs.


(1)  OJ C 267, 07.11.2009.


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