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Document 62009CN0513

Case C-513/09: Action brought on 11 December 2009 — European Commission v Kingdom of Belgium

OJ C 37, 13.2.2010, p. 25–26 (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 37/25

Action brought on 11 December 2009 — European Commission v Kingdom of Belgium

(Case C-513/09)

2010/C 37/32

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: V. Peere and A. Marghelis, acting as 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 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators and repealing Directive 91/157/EEC (1) and, in any event, by failing to inform the Commission of those provisions, 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 for the transposition of Directive 2006/66/EC expired on 26 September 2008. However, at the time 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 informed the Commission thereof.

(1)  OJ 2006 L 266, p. 1.