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Document 62010CN0049

Case C-49/10: Action brought on 29 January 2010 — European Commission v Republic of Slovenia

OJ C 80, 27.3.2010, p. 22–22 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 80/22

Action brought on 29 January 2010 — European Commission v Republic of Slovenia

(Case C-49/10)

2010/C 80/37

Language of the case: Slovene


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: A. Alcover San Pedro and B. Rous Svete)

Defendant: Republic of Slovenia

Form of order sought

a declaration that, by failing to take the measures necessary to ensure that the competent authorities see to it, by means of permits in accordance with Articles 6 and 8 of Directive 2008/1/EC (1) or, as appropriate, by reconsidering and, where necessary, by updating the conditions, that existing installations operate in accordance with the requirements of Articles 3, 7, 9, 10 and 13, Article 14(a) and (b) and Article 15(2) not later than 30 October 2007, without prejudice to specific Community legislation, the Republic of Slovenia has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 5(1) of Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (‘the IPPC Directive’);

an order that the Republic of Slovenia should pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

On the basis of the answer given by the Republic of Slovenia to the reasoned opinion, the European Commission finds that a great many installations in Slovenia still operate without valid permits, which amounts to infringement of Article 5(1) of Directive 2008/1/EC.

(1)  OJ 2008 L 24, p. 8.