European Union

European Commission v. Republic of Latvia (European Union Court of Justice, 2013)

Jurisdiction: European Union


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: European Commission (Government)


Side B: Council for the European Union (Government)


Core objectives:

Appeal of finding that the Commission's notification was not timely


Summary
Latvia brought an action for annulment of the contested decision of its national allocation plan (NAP) for the 2008-2012 period arguing that the Commission's request for further information was not timely under Art 9.3 Directive 2003/87. The General Court annulled the contested decision, and the Commission appealed. The court upheld the annulment.
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