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Parliamentary questions
30 August 2018
E-004409-18
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Francesc Gambús (PPE)

 Subject:  Delays in assessment of River Basin Management Plans

In March this year the Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for not reviewing and updating its River Basin Management Plans in the Canary Islands(1). At the end of April, without referring to this fact, the Commission responded to my question(2) by saying that, as regards the review of the River Basin Management Plans, it ‘plans to publish its report by July 2018’. However, in another reply(3) in early July, the answer was changed to say ‘The Commission will publish its views in an EU overview report and Member States annexes in the coming months’.

1. Did the decision to refer Spain to the CJEU for not reviewing and updating its River Basin Management Plans in the Canary Islands in any way influence the delay in publishing the review of the River Basin Management Plans?

2. Does the Commission have a new forecast for publication of the reviews of the River Basin Management Plans?

3. If so, how does the Commission assess the River Basin Management Plans in terms of their compliance with the Water Framework Directive?

(1) http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-1445_en.htm
(2) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=E-2018-001071&language=EN
(3) http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getAllAnswers.do?reference=E-2018-002837&language=EN

Original language of question: ES 
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