Official Journal of the European Union

C 209/30

Action brought on 2 June 2010 — European Commission v Czech Republic

(Case C-276/10)


2010/C 209/42

Language of the case: Czech


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

Defendant: Czech Republic

Form of order sought

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

order Czech Republic to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The time-limit for transposition of the directive into national law expired on 16 January 2009.

(1)  OJ 2006 L 372, p. 19.