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Commission of the European Communities v. Italian Republic (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: Italian Republic (Government)

Core objectives: Action against Italy for failure to fulfill obligations

Action brought against the Italian Republic by the Commission for its failure to adopt all laws, regulations, and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2003/87/EC. The court ruled that the Italian Republic had failed to fulfill its obligations under Article 31(1) of the directive.
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