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Preliminary ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-203/12







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Case C-


Directive 2003/87/EC  Billerud Karlsborg Aktiebolag/ SE Environmental Protection Agency  Must an operator who has not surrendered enough emission allowances by 30 April pay a penalty regardless of the cause of the omission, even if the operator had a sufficient number of allowances on 30 April? 17.10.2016 Penalties according to the ETS Directive apply even if the operator who did not surrender its allowances on time had enough allowances available to cover its emissions for the past year on 30 April.



Case description: Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council, Report on the functioning of the European carbon market, 23 November 2017 (COM(2017) 693 final, p. 42 - 44






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