Court annoyed about noise

Austria needs to hurry up in implementing legislation relating to environmental noise, says the ECJ.


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Commission v Austria

Environmental Noise

The ECJ has passed judgement in a case involving Directive 2002/49/EC on environmental noise. It held that in failing to take within the prescribed time the necessary legislative, regulatory and administrative measures to transpose Directive 2002/49/EC in respect of the Länder of Burgenland, Carinthie, High-Austria, Salzburg, Styrie and the Tyrol, Austria failed in its obligations under the Directive.

The Commission had issued a reasoned opinion, inviting Austria to take the necessary measures to transpose the Directive within two months from that date of the opinion, but this was not done.

The full text of the judgement can be accessed in French at the following link.

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