The Court of Justice of the European Union on the Xylella fastidiosa case

The Court of Justice of the European Union released yesterday, June 9, 2016, the Judgment in Joined Cases C-78/16  regarding the legal proceeding raised up by the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio, Italy, who suspended the order to remove plants in the vicinity of infected olive trees and referred questions to the Court of Justice on the validity of the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/789 with regard to EU law.

By this Judgment, the Court confirms the validity of the Commission’s decision with respect to the Council Directive 2000/29, read in the light of the precautionary principle and the principle of proportionality.

You can find more at this link, while the whole judgment (so far available in Italian, French and Dutch language only) can be downloaded here.