26.1.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 22/49


Action brought on 29 November 2007 — France v Commission

(Case T-432/07)

(2008/C 22/92)

Language of the case: French

Parties

Applicant: French Republic (represented by: G. de Bergues and A.-L. During, Agents)

Defendant: Commission of the European Communities

Form of order sought

annul Commission Decision 2007/647/EC of 3 October 2007 excluding from Community financing certain expenditure incurred by the Member States under the Guarantee Section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) (1), in so far as it excludes certain expenditure incurred by the applicant for producers' organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector in respect of the financial years 2003 and 2004;

order the Commission to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The applicant seeks the annulment of the contested decision on the ground that the Commission wrongly interpreted and applied Article 11 of Council Regulation No 2200/96 (2) in finding that the French Government had failed to observe the conditions laid down in that provision for the recognition of producers' organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector.


(1)  Notified under document number C(2007) 4477, OJ 2007 L 261, p. 28.

(2)  Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables (OJ 1996 L 297, p. 1)