Judgment of the Court (Second Chamber) of 13 December 2007.

Commission of the European Communities v Ireland.

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Directive 79/409/EEC - Conservation of wild birds - Articles 4 and 10 - Transposition and application - IBA 2000 - Value - Quality of the data - Criteria - Margin of discretion - Directive 92/43/EEC - Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - Article 6 - Transposition and application.

Case C-418/04.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
23/02/2008 Commission v Ireland
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2007:780
13/12/2007 Commission v Ireland
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2007:780
13/12/2007 Commission v Ireland
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2006:569
14/09/2006 Commission v Ireland
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2005:191
17/03/2005 Commission v Ireland
Application (OJ)
08/01/2005 Commission v Ireland
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Reports of Cases

2007 I-10947

Subject-matter

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations – Breach of Articles 4 and 10 of Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds (OJ 1979 L 103, p. 1) – Breach of Article 6 of Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (OJ 1992 L 206, p. 7)

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-21 Environment


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 226 : paragraphs 105, 136
  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 249 -L3 : paragraph 157
  • Directive 79/409 : paragraphs 3, 157, 162, 196
  • Directive 79/409 -A01 : paragraph 270
  • Directive 79/409 -A04 : paragraphs 4, 46
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P1 : paragraphs 1, 4, 30, 36, 51, 52, 58, 59, 110, 128, 153, 155, 156, 160, 161, 163, 165, 195, 204, 212, 276
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P2 : paragraphs 1, 4, 30, 36, 51, 52, 128, 153, 155, 156, 160, 161, 163, 165, 195, 204, 212, 276
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P3 : paragraph 61
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P4 : paragraphs 1, 30, 85, 120, 172 - 174, 179, 182, 185 - 187, 195, 204, 276
  • Directive 79/409 -A10 : paragraphs 1, 5, 30, 270, 271, 276
  • Directive 79/409 -N1 : paragraph 4
  • Directive 79/409 -N5 : paragraph 6
  • Directive 92/43 : paragraphs 220, 227
  • Directive 92/43 -A06 : paragraph 7
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P2 : paragraphs 1, 30, 173, 194 - 196, 204 - 206, 209, 211, 212, 216, 217, 248, 250, 263, 276
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P3 : paragraphs 1, 30, 173, 194 - 196, 226, 228, 229, 231 - 233, 235, 236, 238, 243, 244, 246, 248, 250 - 252, 257 - 259, 263, 276
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P4 : paragraphs 1, 7, 30, 173, 194 - 196, 226, 231 - 233, 235, 236, 248, 251, 252, 260, 261, 263, 276
  • Directive 92/43 -A07 : paragraph 195
  • Directive 96/61 : paragraph 182
  • Directive 97/49 : paragraph 1
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -262/85 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -361/88 : paragraph 158
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -355/90 : paragraphs 39, 84
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -300/95 : paragraph 166
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -3/96 : paragraphs 37 - 39, 61, 82
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -392/96 : paragraph 245
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -166/97 : paragraph 153
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -374/98 : paragraphs 84, 173, 179
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -38/99 : paragraph 64
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -117/00 : paragraph 204
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -296/01 : paragraph 157
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -378/01 : paragraphs 36, 51
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/02 : paragraphs 238, 243, 250, 254, 258
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -282/02 : paragraph 74
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -288/02 : paragraphs 106, 167
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -456/03 : paragraph 136
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/04 : paragraphs 219, 226
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -235/04 : paragraphs 46, 47
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -418/04 : paragraphs 49, 51, 60, 83, 137, 154, 163, 190, 207, 211, 259, 261
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -418/04 : paragraphs 66, 96, 110, 113, 119, 120, 141, 159, 165, 172, 183, 217, 253, 259
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -60/05 : paragraph 63
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/05 : paragraphs 46, 86

Operative part

  • Reference : Directive 79/409 -A04P1
  • Reference : Directive 79/409 -A04P2
  • Reference : Directive 79/409 -A04P4
  • Reference : Directive 79/409 -A04P10
  • Reference : Directive 92/43 -A06P2
  • Reference : Directive 92/43 -A06P3
  • Reference : Directive 92/43 -A06P4

Opinion

  • Directive 79/409 : points 1, 3
  • Directive 79/409 -A02 : points 111, 112, 115
  • Directive 79/409 -A03 : point 95
  • Directive 79/409 -A04 : point 60
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P1 : points 10, 13, 17, 30, 31, 39, 52, 76, 77, 79, 82, 84, 86, 93
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P1L4 : point 28
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P2 : points 10, 13, 17, 39, 76, 77, 79, 82, 84, 86, 94, 101
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P3 : points 10, 34
  • Directive 79/409 -A04P4 : points 75, 86, 87, 91, 94 - 96, 99, 100, 103 - 105, 109, 112, 116
  • Directive 79/409 -A05 : point 136
  • Directive 79/409 -A10 : points 43, 194
  • Directive 79/409 -C9 : point 11
  • Directive 92/43 : point 3
  • Directive 92/43 -A01LI : point 33
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P2 : points 87, 117, 129 - 131, 134 - 136, 138, 141, 184, 185
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P3 : points 75, 87, 117, 126, 142, 143, 180 - 182, 184, 185
  • Directive 92/43 -A06P4 : points 75, 87, 117, 126, 142, 143, 183 - 185
  • Directive 92/43 -A07 : points 75, 87, 117
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -152/84 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -262/85 : points 45, 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -363/85 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -361/88 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -157/89 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -355/90 : points 13, 14, 58, 84, 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -91/92 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -44/95 : points 14, 65
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -3/96 : points 1, 13, 14, 17, 18, 25, 29, 30, 52, 95
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -329/96 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -83/97 : point 87
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -166/97 : points 77, 87, 97, 110
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -374/98 : points 58, 75, 87, 88
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -38/99 : points 45, 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -117/00 : point 95
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/00 : point 1
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -202/01 : point 1
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -378/01 : points 1, 13, 17, 25
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -397/01 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -58/02 : point 80
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -127/02 : points 126, 158, 173, 175, 177, 181
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -201/02 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -441/02 : point 153
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -407/03 : point 148
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -6/04 : points 77, 137, 146, 153
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -144/04 : point 89
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -209/04 : points 42, 49, 148
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -235/04 : points 1, 22
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -235/04 : points 20, 29
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -334/04 : point 1
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -60/05 : point 41
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -191/05 : points 59, 65


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 29/09/2004

Date of the Opinion

  • 14/09/2006

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

13/12/2007


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 6 from 08.01.2005, p.22

Judgment: OJ C 51 from 23.02.2008, p.3

Name of the parties

Commission v Ireland

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. De Bruin, M.K. ; Jesse, K.D.: Milieu en recht 2008 p.107-110
  2. Vandenberghe, Wim: Preserving Biodiversity in Europe: An Infringement-Led Approach, Review of European Community & International Environmental Law 2008 p.243-246
  3. García Ureta, Agustín: El efectivo alcance de las Directivas de aves silvestres y hábitats. (Comentario a la STJCE de 13 de diciembre de 2007, Sala Segunda, Comisión v. Irlanda, As. C-418/04), Noticias de la Unión Europea 2009 nº 295 p.139-147



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Environment

Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted
  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : dismissal on substantive grounds

Formation of the Court

deuxième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Kūris

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German