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Document 62009CN0455

Case C-455/09: Action brought on 20 November 2009 — Commission of the European Communities v Republic of Poland

OJ C 24, 30.1.2010, p. 33–34 (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 24/33

Action brought on 20 November 2009 — Commission of the European Communities v Republic of Poland

(Case C-455/09)

2010/C 24/61

Language of the case: Polish


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: S. Pardo Quintillán and Ł. Habiak, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Republic of Poland

Form of order sought

declare that, by not bringing into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to give effect to Directive 2006/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2006 concerning the management of bathing water quality and repealing Directive 76/160/EEC, (1) and in any event by not informing the Commission of those measures, the Republic of Poland has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 18 of that directive;

order the Republic of Poland to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period within which Directive 2006/7/EC had to be transposed expired on 24 March 2008.

(1)  OJ 2006 L 64, p. 37.