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Action brought on 8 October 2018 — European Commission v Republic of Slovenia

(Case C-631/18)

Language of the case: Slovenian


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: T. Scharf, B. Rous Demiri, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Republic of Slovenia

Form of order sought

The Commission claims that the Court should:

declare that, by having failed to adopt (all) the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 of 7 April 2016 supplementing Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, or by having failed to notify the Commission that it has adopted such provisions, the Republic of Slovenia has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 14 of that directive; and

order the Republic of Slovenia to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

Under Article 14 of Directive (EU) 2017/593, the Member States were under an obligation to adopt and publish, by 3 July 2017 at the latest, the provisions necessary to comply with that directive and to communicate them forthwith to the Commission. As the Republic of Slovenia did not, within that deadline, communicate to the Commission the measures transposing that directive, the Commission has decided to bring an action before the Court of Justice.

The deadline for transposing the directive expired on 3 July 2017.