Commission of the European Communities (Supported by the United Kingdom) v Hellenic Republic: ECJ 7 Jul 2000

When assessing the penalty to be imposed on a member state for failing to comply with a judgement of the court the court had to look at the duration of the breach, its seriousness, and its ability to pay. Here a fine of 20.000 Euros per day was imposed upon Greece for failing to control discharges into the sea in breach of court orders over several years.
The court described a waste management plan within the meaning of Article 7 of the Directive as ‘a comprehensive programme with a view to attaining certain objectives’.


Times 07-Jul-2000, C-387/97, [2000] ECR I-5047, [2000] EUECJ C-387/97



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CitedRegina v Daventry District Council ex parte Thornby Farms Admn 28-Jul-2000
The council granted licences for the disposal of waste animal carcasses by incineration. The objectors said the council had failed to take note of art 4 of the directive, and that as clinical waste alternative regimes applied.
Held: Animal . .
CitedDerbyshire Waste Ltd v Blewett and Another CA 11-Nov-2004
Glapswell Colliery had closed. The owners sought to use it for waste disposal by landfill. The objector had obtained judicial review of the permission granted.
Held: The intention of the Landfill Directive was to discourage its use other than . .
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Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.79301