Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 15 October 2015

Criminal proceedings against Gavril Covaci

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Amtsgericht Laufen

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Judicial cooperation in criminal matters — Directive 2010/64/EU — Right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings — Language of the proceedings — Penalty order imposing a fine — Possibility of lodging an objection in a language other than the language of the proceedings — Directive 2012/13/EU — Right to information in criminal proceedings — Right to be informed of the charge — Service of a penalty order — Procedures — Mandatory appointment by the accused person of person authorised to accept service — Period for lodging an objection running from service on the person authorised to accept service

Case C-216/14


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
20/11/2015 Covaci
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2015:686
15/10/2015 Covaci
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2015:686
15/10/2015 Covaci
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2015:305
07/05/2015 Covaci
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Application (OJ)
18/07/2014 Covaci
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Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

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Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • TFEU, Article 82 -P2L2LB : paragraph 35
  • Directive 2010/64 : paragraphs 34, 38, 48
  • Directive 2010/64 -A01P2 : paragraphs 1, 26
  • Directive 2010/64 -A01 : paragraphs 25, 51
  • Directive 2010/64 -A01P1 : paragraph 26
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02 : paragraphs 25, 28, 30, 40, 42, 51
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P1 : paragraphs 1, 31, 32
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P2 : paragraph 32
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P3 : paragraph 31
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P8 : paragraph 1
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03 : paragraphs 25, 28, 43, 44, 46, 51
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P1 : paragraphs 47, 49
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P2 : paragraphs 45, 47, 49
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P3 : paragraphs 49, 51
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P4 : paragraph 46
  • Directive 2010/64 -C12 : paragraph 36
  • Directive 2010/64 -C17 : paragraph 37
  • Directive 2010/64 -C32 : paragraph 48
  • Directive 2012/13 : paragraphs 59, 62
  • Directive 2012/13 -A01 : paragraph 54
  • Directive 2012/13 -A01P1 : paragraph 53
  • Directive 2012/13 -A02 : paragraphs 1, 52, 58, 68
  • Directive 2012/13 -A03 : paragraphs 54, 55
  • Directive 2012/13 -A03P1LC : paragraphs 1, 52, 68
  • Directive 2012/13 -A06 : paragraphs 54, 56, 57, 61, 63, 66
  • Directive 2012/13 -A06P1 : paragraphs 1, 52, 68
  • Directive 2012/13 -A06P3 : paragraphs 1, 52, 68
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -216/14 -N105 : paragraph 62
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -216/14 -N57 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -65/14 -N43 : paragraph 29

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2010/64 -A01
  • Interprets : Directive 2010/64 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2010/64 -A03
  • Interprets : Directive 2012/13 -A02
  • Interprets : Directive 2012/13 -A03P1LC
  • Interprets : 320102L0013 -A06P1
  • Interprets : Directive 2012/13 -A06P3

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 22 : point 39
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 48 -P2 : point 114
  • TFEU, Article 82 : points 29, 35
  • TFEU, Article 82 -P1 : point 29
  • TFEU, Article 82 -P2 : points 1, 33
  • TFEU, Article 82 -P2L1 : points 34, 91
  • TFEU, Article 82 -P2L2LB : points 1, 5, 29
  • TEU, Article 3 -P3L4 : point 39
  • TEU, Article 4 -P2 : point 39
  • Directive 2010/64 : points 2, 5, 38, 39, 43, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 70, 74, 76
  • Directive 2010/64 -A01 : points 7, 50
  • Directive 2010/64 -A01P2 : points 27, 36, 63, 81, 119
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02 : points 8, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 62, 119
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P1 : points 27, 36, 64, 81, 119
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P2 : point 65
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P6 : point 77
  • Directive 2010/64 -A02P8 : points 27, 36, 81, 119
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03 : points 9, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P1 : point 56
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P2 : points 56, 57
  • Directive 2010/64 -A03P4 : point 57
  • Directive 2010/64 -C14 : point 6
  • Directive 2010/64 -C17 : points 6, 38, 71
  • Directive 2010/64 -C33 : point 6
  • Directive 2012/13 : points 2, 10, 101
  • Directive 2012/13 -A01 : points 12, 95
  • Directive 2012/13 -A02 : points 27, 93, 118, 119
  • Directive 2012/13 -A02P1 : points 13, 100
  • Directive 2012/13 -A03 : points 14, 96
  • Directive 2012/13 -A03P1 : point 97
  • Directive 2012/13 -A03P1LC : points 27, 93, 97, 118, 119
  • Directive 2012/13 -A03P7 : point 79
  • Directive 2012/13 -A06 : points 4, 15, 96
  • Directive 2012/13 -A06P1 : points 27, 98, 101, 104, 118, 119
  • Directive 2012/13 -A06P3 : points 27, 99, 101, 102, 104, 118, 119
  • Directive 2012/13 -C27 : point 11
  • Directive 2012/13 -C28 : point 11
  • Directive 2012/13 -C40 : point 11
  • Directive 2012/13 -C41 : point 11
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/09 : point 39


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 30/04/2014

Date of the Opinion

  • 07/05/2015

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

15/10/2015


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 406 from 07.12.2015, p.7

Application: OJ C 253 from 04.08.2014, p.17

Name of the parties

Covaci

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Mauro, Cristina: Cour de justice, 1ère ch., 15 octobre 2015, Gavril Covaci, aff. C-216-14, ECLI:EU:C:2015:686, Jurisprudence de la CJUE 2015 (Ed. Bruylant - Bruxelles) 2015 p.585-589 (FR)
  2. Gazin, Fabienne: Droit des personnes dans le cadre de procédures pénales, Europe 2015 Décembre Comm. nº 12 p.25-26 (FR)
  3. Arvanitis, Dominikos D.: To dikaioma diermineias kai metafrasis kata tis poinikes diadikasies kai to dikaioma enimerosis sto plaisio afton: mia proti (en merei perioristiki) ermineia ton schetikon evroenosiakon odigion apo to DEE, Nomiko Vima 2016 p.390-393 (EL)
  4. Iermano, Anna: Precisazioni della Corte di Lussemburgo su traduzione e interpretazione di ricorsi e diritto all'informazione in sede di notifiche : il caso Covaci, Studi sull'integrazione europea 2016 nº 1 p.139-154 (IT)
  5. Baker, Estella: What Price Criminal Justice in the EU?, European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice 2016 nº 2-3 p.95-105 (EN)
  6. Klip, A.H.: Nederlandse jurisprudentie ; Uitspraken in burgerlijke en strafzaken 2016 Afl.38 p.4927-4929 (NL)
  7. Böhm, Klaus Michael: Gerichtssprache und Zustellungsbevollmächtigter bei Einspruch gegen Strafbefehl, Neue juristische Wochenschrift 2016 p.306-307 (DE)
  8. Biondi, Giuseppe: Il diritto a conoscere gli atti processuali per lo straniero deve essere effettivo, Cassazione penale 2016 p.745-750 (IT)
  9. Zündorf, Philipp: Übersetzung und Zustellungsbevollmächtigter im Strafbefehlsverfahren, Neue Zeitschrift für Strafrecht 2017 p.41-43 (DE)
  10. Hati, Csilla: Tisztességes eljáráshoz - tolmácshoz való jog - tolmács közreműködésével megszerzett személyi bizonyíték értékelése, Európai jog 2017 1. szám p.27-34 (HU)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Amtsgericht Laufen - Germany

Subject-matter

  • area of freedom, security and justice
  • - judicial cooperation in criminal matters

Provisions of national law referred to

DE - Gerichtsverfassungsgesetz, Paragraph 184 Strafprozessordnung, Paragraphen 116a Abs. 3, 127a Abs. 2 und 132 Abs. 1 No. 2

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Tizzano

Advocate General

Bot

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • French