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CJEU - T-817/14 / Judgment

Zoofachhandel Züpke GmbH

Policy area:
Food safety
Deciding Body type:
Court of Justice of the European Union
Deciding Body:
General Court (Eighth Chamber)
Decision date:

Key facts of the case:

Non-contractual liability — Health policy — Combating avian influenza — Prohibition of the importation of captured wild birds into the European Union — Regulation (EC) No 318/2007 and Implementing Regulation (EU) No 139/2013 — Sufficiently serious breach of rules of law conferring rights on individuals — Manifest and serious disregard for the limits of discretion — Proportionality — Duty of care — Articles 15 to 17 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights

Results (sanctions) and key consequences of the case:

THE GENERAL COURT (Eighth Chamber) hereby:

  1. Dismisses the action;
  2. Orders Zoofachhandel Züpke GmbH, Zoohaus Bürstadt, Helmut Ofenloch GmbH & Co. KG, Zoofachgeschäft — Vogelgroßhandel Import-Export Heinz Marche, Ms Rita Bürgel and Mr Norbert Kass, in addition to bearing their own costs, to pay the costs incurred by the European Commission.