Poland has prepared a complaint against Germany to the Court of Justice of the EU. The case concerns illegal waste dumps. According to Climate Minister Anna Moskwa, the complaint is to be submitted on Monday.
“We have prepared a complete complaint to the CJEU against Germany regarding waste. It’s almost a thousand pages of documents and hard evidence. The complaint will be sent to the Tribunal today,” wrote Anna Moskwa, Minister of Climate, on Twitter.
Complaint to the CJEU
Referring a complaint to the Court of Justice of the European Union is the next stage in the dispute between Poland and Germany regarding illegal waste dumps. Previously, the case was reviewed by the European Commission.
In the opinion of the European Commission issued on October 18, we read, among other things, that Germany “has failed to fulfill its obligations under Art. 24 section 2 of the regulation, not collecting waste from one location (Tuplice) within 30 days and, to some extent, not collecting waste from another location (Stary Jawor).
Dispute with Germany regarding illegal waste
Let us recall that at the end of July, Poland filed a complaint with the European Commission against Germany for waste illegally imported to our country. This is the first step in the proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).
The Ministry of Climate and Environment informed then that there were 35,000 in Poland. tons of illegal waste abandoned in seven landfills. According to the ministry’s data, there are 1,300 tons of waste in Gliwice, 450 tons in Babin, 8,700 tons in Sarbia, 3,360 tons in Sobolewo, 1,156 tons in Stare Jawor, and 20,000 tons in Tuplica.
The head of the Ministry of Climate and Environment emphasized that Poland had repeatedly intervened with its western neighbor at the state and federal level, “calling for the removal of German garbage that is illegally lying on Polish soil.”
– We were left without a choice. We use the path that any European law can use, we use a complaint to the European Commission, which is the first stage of proceedings before the Court of Justice – Moscow said.
The complaint emphasizes that Poland has repeatedly intervened with its western neighbor at the state and federal level, “calling for the removal of German garbage that is illegally lying on Polish soil.”