|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Title||Press Release|
The European Commission decided on 14 May 2009 to send a Reasoned Opinion to the Italian authorities for their failure to comply with a judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) relating to the approval and implementation of reception and handling plans for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.
The Directive 2000/59/EC (also known as PRF Directive) relates to port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. Whilst the Directive was to be implemented by December 2002, a number of Italian ports had provided for a reception and handling plan for ship waste at the of a Decision by the CJEU in 2008. Despite subsequent efforts by national authorities, the situation remained essentially the same.
The European Commission sent in May 2009 a Reasoned Opinion to the Italian authorities as a last opportunity before resorting to the Court again, seeking the imposition of financial penalties on Italy for non-implementation of the Court's judgment.
|Subject Categories||Environment, Mobility and Transport|
|Countries / Regions||Italy|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|