Official Journal of the European Union

C 86/18

Action brought on 9 February 2006 by the Commission of the European Communities against the Italian Republic

(Case C-83/06)

(2006/C 86/33)

Language of the case: Italian

An action against the Italian Republic was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Communities on 9 February 2006 by the Commission of the European Communities, represented by C. Cattabriga, acting as Agent.

The Commission claims that the Court should:


declare that by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Commission Directive 2004/103/EC (1) of 7 October 2004 on identity and plant health checks of plants, plant products or other objects listed in Part B of Annex V to Council Directive 2000/29/EC (2), which may be carried out at a place other than the point of entry into the Community or at a place close by, or in any event by failing to notify the Commission of such measures, the Italian Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 8(1) of that directive;


order the Italian Republic to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The prescribed period for implementing the directive expired on 31 December 2004.

(1)  Official Journal L 313 of 12/10/2004, p. 16.

(2)  Official Journal L 169 of 10/07/2000, p. 1.