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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Аdministrativen sad Haskovo (Bulgaria) lodged on 18 October 2018 — SZ v Мitnitsa Burgas

(Case C-652/18)

Language of the case: Bulgarian

Referring court

Аdministrativen sad Haskovo

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: SZ

Respondent: Мitnitsa Burgas

Question referred

Are Article 9(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 1 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community and Article 49(3) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union to be interpreted as precluding a provision of national law such as Article 20(1) of the Valuten Zakon (Law on Currency) which, in the case of a failure to comply with the obligation to declare under Article 3 of the Regulation, in addition to the imposition of a fine pursuant to Article 18(1) of the Law on Currency of BGN 1 000 to BGN 3 000, cumulatively provides for the full confiscation of the undeclared cash regardless of its provenance and intended use?


1 OJ 2005 L 309, p. 9.