1.11.2003 EN C 264/5Official Journal of the European Union
If the national court, in examining these measures, finds thatthat requirement results in an obstacle to imports, then itcannot be justified by reasons relating to the protection of thehealth and life of humans within the meaning of Article 36 of the EC Treaty (now, after amendment, Article 30 EC).
National courts have an obligation to ensure the full effect of Article 30 of the Treaty by disapplying on their own initiativedomestic provisions which do not comply with that article.
) OJ C 28 of 27.1.2001.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURTof 11 September 2003in Case C-445/00: Republic of Austria v Council of theEuropean Union
(System of ecopoints for heavy goods vehicles transiting through Austria — Amendment by Regulation (EC)No 2012/2000 — Illegality)
(Language of the case: German)(Provisional translation; the definitive translation will be publishedin the European Court Reports)
In Case C-445/00, Republic of Austria (Agent: H. Dossi) v Council of the European Union (Agents: A. Lopes Sabino andG. Houttuin) supported by Federal Republic of Germany (Agents: W.-D. Plessing, assisted by J. Sedemund), by ItalianRepublic (Agent: U. Leanza, assisted by M. Fiorilli) and by Commission of the European Communities (Agents: initially by C. Schmidt and M. Wolfcarius, and, subsequently,C. Schmidt and W. Wils): Application for annulment of Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2000 of 21 September2000 amending Annex 4 to Protocol No 9 to the 1994 Act of Accession and Regulation(EC) No 3298/94 with regard to thesystem of ecopoints for heavy goods vehicles transitingthrough Austria (OJ 2000 L 241, p. 18), the Court, composedof: G.C. Rodríguez Iglesias, President, J.-P. Puissochet,M. Wathelet and R. Schintgen (Presidents of Chambers),C.Gulmann, D.A.O. Edward, A. La Pergola, P. Jann, V.Skouris,F. Macken, N. Colneric, S. von Bahr and J.N. Cunha Rodrigues(Rapporteur), Judges; J. Mischo, Advocate General; M.-F. Con-tet, Administrator, for the Registrar, has given a judgment on11 September 2003, in which it:1.
Annuls Article 2(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2012/2000 of 21 September 2000 amending Annex 4 to ProtocolNo 9 to the 1994 Act of Accession and Regulation (EC)No 3298/94 with regard to the system of ecopoints for heavygoods vehicles transiting through Austria;
Annuls Article 1 and Article 2(4) of that regulation butdeclares that their effects are to be regarded as definitive;
Dismisses the remainder of the action;
Orders each party to bear its own costs, including those of theinterlocutory proceedings and of the procedure relating to thewithdrawal of a document from the case-file;
Orders the Federal Republic of Germany, the Italian Republicand the Commission of the European Communities to bear their own costs.
) OJ C 45 of 10.2.2001.
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT(Third Chamber)of 11 September2003in Case C-6/01 (Reference for a preliminary ruling fromthe Tribunal Cível da Comarca de Lisboa): AssociaçãoNacional de Operadores de Máquinas Recreativas (Ano-mar) and Others v Estado português
(Freedom to provide services — Operation of games of chance or gambling — Gamingmachines)
(Language of the case: Portuguese)(Provisional translation; the definitive translation will be publishedin the European Court Reports)
In Case C-6/01: Reference to the Court under Article 234 ECby the Tribunal Cível da Comarca de Lisboa (Portugal) for apreliminaryrulinginthe proceedingspendingbeforethatcourtbetween Associação Nacional de Operadores de MáquinasRecreativas (Anomar) and Others and Estado português, on