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Document 62009CN0171

Case C-171/09: Action brought on 13 May 2009 — Commission of the European Communities v French Republic

OJ C 153, 4.7.2009, p. 30–30 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)



Official Journal of the European Union

C 153/30

Action brought on 13 May 2009 — Commission of the European Communities v French Republic

(Case C-171/09)

2009/C 153/58

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: V. Peere and P. Dejmek, acting as Agents)

Defendant: French Republic

Form of order sought

declare that, by failing to adopt all the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Commission Directive 2006/70/EC of 1 August 2006 laying down implementing measures for Directive 2005/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the definition of ‘politically exposed person’ and the technical criteria for simplified customer due diligence procedures and for exemption on grounds of a financial activity conducted on an occasional or very limited basis (1), or in any event by failing to communicate those provisions to the Commission, the French Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

order the French Republic to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period for the transposition of Directive 2006/70/EC expired on 15 December 2007. However, at the time the present action was brought, the defendant had not yet adopted all the necessary implementing measures or, in any event, had not informed the Commission thereof.

(1)  OJ 2006 L 214, p. 29.