Official Journal of the European Union

C 62/9

Judgment of the Court (Sixth Chamber) of 17 December 2020 — European Commission v Hellenic Republic

(Case C-849/19) (1)

(Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Environment - Directive 92/43/EEC - Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - Special areas of conservation - Article 4(4) - Obligation to establish conservation objectives - Article 6(1) - Obligation to take conservation measures - Decision 2006/613/EC — Mediterranean biogeographical region)

(2021/C 62/09)

Language of the case: Greek


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: A. Bouchagiar and C. Hermes, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Hellenic Republic (represented by: E. Skandalou, acting as Agent)

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:


Declares that, by not adopting within the prescribed periods all the necessary measures for establishing appropriate conservation objectives and appropriate conservation measures in relation to the 239 Sites of Community Importance which are on Greek territory and are included in Commission Decision 2006/613/EC of 19 July 2006 adopting, pursuant to Council Directive 92/43/EEC, the list of sites of Community importance for the Mediterranean biogeographical region, the Hellenic Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Articles 4(4) and 6(1) of Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, as amended by Council Directive 2006/105/EC of 20 November 2006;


Orders the Hellenic Republic to pay the costs.

(1)  OJ C 19, 20.1.2020.