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Case C-314/15: Action brought on 26 June 2015 — European Commission v French Republic

OJ C 294, 7.9.2015, p. 39–39 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

7.9.2015   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 294/39


Action brought on 26 June 2015 — European Commission v French Republic

(Case C-314/15)

(2015/C 294/50)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicant: European Commission (represented by: O. Beynet and E. Manhaeve, acting as Agents)

Defendant: French Republic

Form of order sought

a declaration that in not having assured the secondary treatment or equivalent of urban waste water from 15 agglomerations having a population equivalent between 10  000 and 15  000 for all discharges outside sensitive areas, being a population equivalent of between 2  000 and 10  000 for all discharges in fresh water and estuaries, the French Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 4(1) and (3) of Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment (1).

that the French Republic should pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

By its action the Commission complains that France has failed to implement correctly, in 15 agglomerations, Council Directive 91/271/EEC of 21 May 1991 concerning urban waste-water treatment.

Pursuant to Article 4(1) and (3) of Directive 91/271/EEC, agglomerations where the population equivalent (p.e.) is between 10  000 and 15  000 for all discharges outside sensitive areas, being a population equivalent of between 2  000 and 10  000 for all discharges in fresh water and estuaries, must be equipped with collecting systems and waste water undergo a secondary treatment or the equivalent by 31 December 2005 at the latest.


(1)  OJ 1991 L 135, p. 40.


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