Commission vs. Council (Environmental offences)
The European Community has the power to require the member states to lay down criminal penalties for the purpose of protecting the environment.
The Court of Justice annuls the Council’s Framework Decision on the protection of the environment through criminal law because the decision was adopted outside the Community legislative framework.
Case Number C-176/03
Name of the parties Commission of the European Communities v Council of the European Union.
Date of the judgement 2005-09-13
Court Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECEJ)