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Action brought on 24 May 2019 — European Commission v Republic of Slovenia

(Case C-413/19)

Language of the case: Slovenian


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: M. Kocjan and K. Talabér-Ritz)

Defendant: Republic of Slovenia

Form of order sought

The Commission claims that the Court should:

declare that, by having limited the obligation to demonstrate energy performance to buildings owned or used by public authorities, the Republic of Slovenia has failed to fulfil its obligation under Article 13(2) of the Directive on the energy performance of buildings; 1

order the Republic of Slovenia to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

Under Article 13(2) of Directive (EU) 2010/31/EU, the Member States must require that where a total useful floor area over 500 m2 of a building for which an energy performance certificate has been issued in accordance with Article 12(1) is frequently visited by the public, the energy performance certificate is displayed in a prominent place clearly visible to the public. Since the Republic of Slovenia has imposed that requirement only for buildings owned or used by public bodies, the Commission has decided to bring an action before the Court.


1 Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings (OJ 2010 L 153, p. 13).