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Commission of the European Communities v. Republic of Austria

Country/Territory
Austria, European Union, Portugal
Type of court
International court
Date
Jan 27, 2005
Source
UNEP, InforMEA
Court name
European Court of Justice
Seat of court
Luxembourg
Judge
Timmermans, C.W.A
Silva de Lapuerta, R.
Gulmann, C.
Arestis, G.
Klucka, J.
Tizzano, A.
Reference number
C-15/03
Language
German
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Oil Recycling/reuse Waste management Oil pollution Waste disposal
Abstract
Austria and Portugal have joined a long list of EU Member States condemned by the European Court of Justice for failing to give priority to the recycling or "regeneration" of waste oils under Directive 75/439/EEC of 16 June 1975 on the disposal of waste oils. The rulings' impact could be negligible, however, since the European Commission - which brought the cases - has now indicated that it wants to scrap the very requirement breached by the two Member States.
Full text
Commission of the European Communities v Austria 20050127.pdf
Website
curia.europa.eu

References

Cites

Council Directive 75/439/EEC on the disposal of waste oils.

Legislation | European Union | 1975 | Repealed

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Oil pollution, Soil pollution/quality, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste disposal, Effluent waste water/discharge, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX