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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Laufen (Germany) lodged on 30 April 2014 — Criminal proceedings against Gavril Covaci

(Case C-216/14)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Amtsgericht Laufen

Parties to the main proceedings

Gavril Covaci

Other party: Staatsanwaltschaft Traunstein

Questions referred

Are Articles 1(2), 2(1) and 8 of Directive 2010/64/EU 1 to be interpreted as precluding a court order that requires, under Paragraph 184 of the German Law on the Judicial System, accused persons to bring an appeal only in the language of the court, here in German, in order for it to be effective?

Are Articles 2, 3(1)(c), 6(1) and 6(3) of Directive 2012/13/EU 2 to be interpreted as precluding the accused from being required to appoint a person authorised to accept service, where the period for bringing an appeal begins to run upon service on the person authorised and ultimately it is irrelevant whether the accused is at all aware of the offence of which he is accused?


1 Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010 on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings, OJ 2010 L 280, p. 1.

2 Directive 2012/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 on the right to information in criminal proceedings, OJ 2012 L 142, p. 1.