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Order of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 19 December 2019 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunalul Ilfov — Romania) — NL v Direcția Generală Regională a Finanțelor Publice București

(Case C-679/19) 1

(Request for a preliminary ruling — Article 99 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice — Controls of cash entering or leaving the European Union –Regulation (EC) No 1889/2005 — Scope — Articles 63 and 65 TFEU — Free movement of capital — Transport of large amounts of cash entering or leaving the territory of a Member State — Obligation to declare — Sanctions — Fine and confiscation for the benefit of the State of an undeclared sum in excess of 10 000 euros — Proportionality)

Language of the case: Romanian

Referring court

Tribunalul Ilfov

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: NL

Defendant: Direcția Generală Regională a Finanțelor Publice București

Operative part of the order

Articles 63 and 65 TFEU must be interpreted as precluding the rules of a Member State which, for the purpose of sanctioning the failure of the obligation to declare large sums of cash entering or leaving the territory of that State provides, in addition to the imposition of an administrative fine, for the confiscation for the benefit of the State an undeclared sum in excess of 10 000 euros.

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1 OJ C 423, 17.12.2019