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Document 62008CN0344

Case C-344/08: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Rejonowy w Kościanie (Republic of Poland) lodged on 24 July 2008 — Criminal proceedings against Tomasz Rubach

OJ C 272, 25.10.2008, p. 10–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

25.10.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 272/10


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Rejonowy w Kościanie (Republic of Poland) lodged on 24 July 2008 — Criminal proceedings against Tomasz Rubach

(Case C-344/08)

(2008/C 272/17)

Language of the case: Polish

Referring court

Sąd Rejonowy w Kościanie

Parties to the main proceedings

Prosecuting authority: Prokuratura Rejonowa w Kościanie (District Prosecutor's Office, Kościan)

Defendant: Tomasz Rubach

Question referred

How should Article 8(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (1) be properly interpreted, that is to say, how, under Community law, may a keeper of animals listed in Annex B (which are not amphibians, reptiles, birds or mammals) prove satisfactorily that his specimens were acquired or introduced into the Community in accordance with the legislation in force with regard to wild fauna and flora in the case where the provisions of national law do not govern those matters?


(1)  OJ L 61, 3.3.1997, p. 1.


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