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Title:
Commission of the European Communities v. Republic of Austria
Party:
Austria
European Union
Portugal
Region:
Europe
Europe
Europe
Type of document:
International court
Date of text:
January 27, 2005
Data source:
InforMEA
Court name:
European Court of Justice
Seat of court:
Luxembourg
Justice(s):
Timmermans, C.W.A
Silva de Lapuerta, R.
Gulmann, C.
Arestis, G.
Klucka, J.
Tizzano, A.
Reference number:
C-15/03
ECOLEX subject(s):
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.