Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 12 November 2019

European Commission v Ireland

Failure of a Member State to fulfil obligations — Judgment of the Court establishing a failure to fulfil obligations — Non-compliance — Directive 85/337/EEC — Consent for, and construction of, a wind farm — Project likely to have significant effects on the environment — Absence of a prior environmental impact assessment — Obligation to regularise — Article 260(2) TFEU — Application for an order to pay a penalty payment and a lump sum

Case C-261/18


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
13/12/2019 Commission v Ireland (Derrybrien Wind Farm)
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2019:955
12/11/2019 Commission v Ireland (Derrybrien Wind Farm)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Abstract
ECLI:EU:C:2019:955
12/11/2019 Commission v Ireland (Derrybrien Wind Farm)
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2019:493
13/06/2019 Commission v Ireland (Derrybrien Wind Farm)
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
22/06/2018 Commission v Ireland (Derrybrien Wind Farm)
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

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Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.03 Defences
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.01 Sources of EU law
    1.01.02 General principles of law
      1.01.02.03 Principle of the protection of legitimate expectations
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.03 Defences
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.05 Pecuniary penalties
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.05 Pecuniary penalties
3 Legal proceedings
  3.01 Actions for failure to fulfil obligations
    3.01.05 Pecuniary penalties


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 13/04/2018

Date of the Opinion

  • 13/06/2019

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

12/11/2019


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 10 from 13.01.2020, p.9

Application: OJ C 240 from 09.07.2018, p.25

Name of the parties

Commission v Ireland (Derrybrien Wind Farm)

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Simonelli, Marco Antonio: ‘‘. . . And Justice for all?’’ : the right to an independent tribunal after the ruling of the Court of Justice in LM, New Journal of European Criminal Law 2019 Vol. 10 nº 4 p. 329-341 (EN)
  2. Beijen, B.A.: Jurisprudentie bestuursrecht 2020 nº 16-18 (NL)
  3. Ortlep, R.: Administratiefrechtelijke beslissingen ; Rechtspraak bestuursrecht 2020 nº 50 p.344 (NL)
  4. Rigaux, Anne: Recours en manquement - Sanctions pécuniaires, Europe 2020 Janvier Comm. nº 1 p.5 (FR)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Information not available

Subject-matter

  • Approximation of laws
  • Environment

Provisions of national law referred to

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Provisions of international law referred to

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Procedure and result

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

Formation of the Court

grande chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bonichot

Advocate General

Pitruzzella

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • Italian