Inadequate inspection regime in France earns largest ECJ penalty

The European Court of Justice has imposed the largest ever financial sanction against a Member State for failing to comply with a judgment concerning implementation of Community obligations. Commission v French Republic (C-304/02, European Court of Justice, 12 July 2005) resulted in a penalty of nearly €60 million for every six months France continues to remain in breach of fishery conservation requirements, together with a further lump sum of €20 million. The court found there to be an inadequate national inspection and enforcement system, an issue that has wider resonance in environmental law.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here

Email: report@ends.co.uk

Call: 020 8267 8120

Register for
Free Trial

  • 14 day access to subscriber-only content

Register

Subscribe

Prices on request

  • Full access to endsreport.com for 12 months
  • Monthly print issues
  • Clear and accessible guidance on relevant legislation
  • Integration with ENDS Compliance Manager helping you plan ahead and ensure compliance for your organisation
  • Individual or bespoke multi-user packages available

See all benefits