16.11.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 386/10


Action brought on 21 September 2017 by the EFTA Surveillance Authority against Iceland

(Case E-7/17)

(2017/C 386/08)

An action against Iceland was brought before the EFTA Court on 21 September 2017 by the EFTA Surveillance Authority, represented by Carsten Zatschler, Catherine Howdle, and Ingibjörg Ólöf Vilhjálmsdóttir, acting as Agents of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, 35 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.

The EFTA Surveillance Authority requests the EFTA Court to:

1.

Declare that Iceland has failed to adopt the measures necessary to make the Act referred to at point 6f of Chapter VIII of Annex II to the EEA Agreement (Directive 2014/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels), as adapted by Protocol 1 to the EEA Agreement, part of its internal legal order, and in any event has failed to notify the EFTA Surveillance Authority of the measures it has adopted to implement the Act, as required by Article 7 of the EEA Agreement.

2.

Order Iceland to bear the costs of these proceedings.

Legal and factual background and pleas in law adduced in support:

The application addresses Iceland’s failure to comply, no later than 8 February 2017, with a reasoned opinion delivered by the EFTA Surveillance Authority on 8 December 2016 regarding that State’s failure to implement into its national legal order Directive 2014/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of simple pressure vessels, as referred to at point 6f of Chapter VIII of Annex II to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and as adapted to that Agreement by way of Protocol 1 thereto (‘the Act’).

The EFTA Surveillance Authority submits that Iceland has failed to fulfil its obligations under the Act and under Article 7 of the EEA Agreement by failing to adopt the measures necessary to implement the Act within the time prescribed.