Official Journal of the European Union

C 179/27

Action brought on 10 May 2010 — European Commission v Republic of Estonia

(Case C-231/10)

2010/C 179/43

Language of the case: Estonian


Applicant: European Commission (represented by S. Pardo Quintillán and E. Randvere, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Republic of Estonia

Form of order sought

declare that, by failing to adopt all the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to transpose Directive 2006/118/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration (1) and/or by failing to inform the Commission thereof, the Republic of Estonia has failed to fulfil its obligations under the directive;

order the Republic of Estonia to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period prescribed for transposing the directive into national law expired on 16 January 2009.

(1)  OJ 2006 L 372, p. 19.