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Document 62007CN0516

Case C-516/07: Action brought on 22 November 2007 — Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Spain

OJ C 37, 9.2.2008, p. 8–8 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

9.2.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 37/8


Action brought on 22 November 2007 — Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Spain

(Case C-516/07)

(2008/C 37/09)

Language of the case: Spanish

Parties

Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: S.Pardo Quintillán, Agent)

Defendant: Kingdom of Spain

Form of order sought

declare that, by failing to identify all the competent authorities for the application of the rules of Directive 2000/60/EC (1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy, the Kingdom of Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 3(2) and (7) of the directive; and

by failing to communicate to the Commission the list of all the competent authorities, the Kingdom of Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 3(8) of Directive 2000/60/EC;

order Kingdom of Spain to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The Commission's application is based on Article 3 of Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

According to Article 3(2) and (7) and (8), the Member States are required to identify the competent authorities for the application of the rules of Directive 2000/60/EC and to communicate the list of competent authorities to the Commission within a prescribed period.


(1)  OJ 2000 L 327, p. 1.


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