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Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 30 September 2010.
European Commission v Czech Republic.
Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations - Environment - Directive 2006/7/EC - Bathing water quality - Failure to transpose within the prescribed period.
Case C-481/09.

European Court Reports 2010 I-00119*

ECLI identifier: ECLI:EU:C:2010:572





Judgment of the Court (Fifth Chamber) of 30 September 2010 – Commission v Czech Republic

(Case C‑481/09)

Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations – Environment – Directive 2006/7/EC – Bathing water quality – Failure to transpose within the prescribed period

1.                     Actions for failure to fulfil obligations – Examination of the 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. 9)

2.                     Actions for failure to fulfil obligations – Right of the Commission to bring judicial proceedings – To be exercised at its discretion (Art. 226 EC) (see para. 10)

Re:

Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations – Failure to adopt or communicate within the prescribed period the measures necessary to comply with Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC, (OJ 2006 L 64, p. 37).

Operative part

The Court:

1.

Declares that, by failing to adopt, within the prescribed period, all the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC, the Czech Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

2.

Orders the Czech Republic to pay the costs.

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