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Document 62010CN0321

Case C-321/10: Action brought on 5 July 2010 — European Commission v Kingdom of Belgium

OJ C 246, 11.9.2010, p. 28–28 (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 246/28

Action brought on 5 July 2010 — European Commission v Kingdom of Belgium

(Case C-321/10)


2010/C 246/47

Language of the case: French


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: A. Alcover San Pedro and J. Sénéchal, Agents)

Defendant: Kingdom of Belgium

Form of order sought

Declare that by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE), (1) or in any event by not communicating such measures to the Commission, the Kingdom of Belgium has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

order the Kingdom of Belgium to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period prescribed for transposing Directive 2007/2/EC expired on 14 May 2009. As at the date on which the present action was brought, the defendant had not yet adopted all the measures necessary to transpose the directive or, in any event, had not communicated those measures to the Commission.

(1)  OJ 2007 L 108, p. 1.