7.7.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 155/13


Action brought on 25 April 2007 — Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of the Netherlands

(Case C-217/07)

(2007/C 155/24)

Language of the case: Dutch

Parties

Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: W. Wils and P. Dejmek, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Form of order sought

declaration that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2004/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on safety on the Community's railways and amending Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings and Directive 2001/14/EC on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification (1),

and with

Directive 2004/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 amending Council Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system and Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system (2),

or in any event by not communicating such measures to the Commission, the Netherlands has failed to fulfil its obligations under those directives;

order that the Kingdom of the Netherlands pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period prescribed for transposing those directives into national law expired on 30 April 2006.


(1)  OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 44.

(2)  OJ L 164, 30.4.2004, p. 114.