Commission of the European Communities v. Finland (European Court of Justice, 2006)
Jurisdiction: European Court of Justice
Principle law(s): EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) (Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC)
Side A: Commission of the European Communities (Government)
Side B: Finland (Government)
Core objectives: Action against Finland for failure to fulfill obligations
SummaryFinland failed to apply in full the EU ETS to the province of Aland. The Commission brought this action under the Article 226 EC procedure, contending that Finland had failed to properly implement the Directive. The Court agreed with the Commission, holding that Finland, by not implementing Directive 2003/87/EC in due time, failed to fulfill its obligations.
Related laws and policies
EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) (Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC)
This Directive establishes a Community GHG emissions trading scheme from 2005, to enable the Community and the Member States to meet their Kyoto Protocol commitments. Directive 2004/101/EC reinforces the link between the EU's emission allowance trading scheme and the Kyoto Protocol by making the ...