The European court of justice (ECJ) has condemned France for failing to draw up and implement waste reception and handling plans for its ports, as required under a 2000 EU directive on ship-generated waste. In a judgement delivered on Thursday the court ruled that the French authorities had failed to meet an obligation to inform the European commission of the plans' adoption before a December 2002 deadline. In June the commission launched similar ECJ cases against three other member states (EED 28/06/07). See judgement in case C‑106/07.
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