Judgment of the Court (Fourth Chamber) of 9 June 2011.

European Commission v French Republic.

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations - Habitats Directive - Inadequacy of measures taken to protect the species Cricetus cricetus (European hamster) - Deterioration of habitats.

Case C-383/09.


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
15/07/2011 Commission v France
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2011:369
09/06/2011 Commission v France
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2011:369
09/06/2011 Commission v France
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2011:23
20/01/2011 Commission v France
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2010:424
14/07/2010 Commission v France
Order
ECLI:EU:C:2010:141
11/03/2010 Commission v France
Application (OJ)
19/12/2009 Commission v France
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Reports of Cases

2011 I-04869

Subject-matter

Failure of a Member State to fulfil its obligations – Failure to take the measures necessary to comply with Article 12(1)(d) of Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora de (OJ L 206, p. 7) - Inadequacy of measures taken to protect the species Cricetus cricetus (European Hamster) - Deterioration of habitats

Systematic classification scheme

1.
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.00 General
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 25/09/2009

Date of the Opinion

  • 20/01/2011

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

09/06/2011


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 312 from 19.12.2009, p.16

Judgment: OJ C 226 from 30.07.2011, p.3

Name of the parties

Commission v France

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simon, Denys: Directive « habitats ». La France condamnée pour insuffisance de protection du « grand hamster d'Alsace », Europe 2011 Août-Sept. Comm. nº 8-9 p.43-44 (FR)
  2. Cudennec, Annie: Chronique de jurisprudence 2011 de la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne. Culture du maïs ou protection du grand hamster?, Revue de droit rural 2012 nº 406 p.31-32 (FR)
  3. Czybulka, Detlef ; Mochtak, Arkadiusz: Feldhamster, Fischotter & Co., Zeitschrift für europäisches Umwelt- und Planungsrecht 2013 p.290-295 (DE)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Environment

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Action for a declaration of failure to fulfil obligations : application granted

Formation of the Court

quatrième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bay Larsen

Advocate General

Kokott

Language(s) of the Case

  • French

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • German