Official Journal of the European Union

C 148/12

Action brought on 4 March 2021 — European Parliament v European Commission

(Case C-137/21)

(2021/C 148/16)

Language of the case: English


Applicant: European Parliament (represented by: P. López-Carceller, J. Rodrigues, S. Alonso de León, Agents)

Defendant: European Commission

The applicant claims that the Court should:

establish that by not adopting the delegated act pursuant to Article 7(f) of Regulation 2018/1806 (1), the Commission infringed the Treaty;

order European Commission to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

In support of its action, the applicant relies on a single plea in law, namely the infringement of the Treaties.

According to the Parliament, the Commission was under the obligation to adopt a delegated act, pursuant to Article 7(f) of Regulation 2018/1806.1 By resolution of 22 October 2020, the Parliament called on the Commission to adopt the act in question. Since the Commission did not adopt the delegated act by 22 December 2020, the Parliament has decided to bring an action for failure to act under Article 265 TFEU.

(1)  Regulation (EU) 2018/1806 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (OJ 2018, L 303, p. 39).