Gόrażdże Cement S.A. v. Commission of the European Communities (Court of First Instance, 2008)
Jurisdiction: Court of First Instance
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: Gόrażdże Cement S.A. (Corporation)
Side B: Commission of the European Communities (Government)
Core objectives: Sought annulment of Commission decision rejecting part of the Polish Phase II NAP
SummaryApplicants in the above actions challenged the Commission of the European Communities' decision rejecting the Polish Phase II national allocation plan (NAP) for the allocation of GHG emission allowances. The Court dismissed all actions as inadmissible because the Commission's decision did not directly and individually affect the Applicants.
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 ...