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


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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

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws
1 The legal order of the European Union
  1.04 Fundamental rights
    1.04.03 The fundamental rights
      1.04.03.47 Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.06 Area of freedom, security and justice
    4.06.03 Judicial cooperation in criminal matters
      4.06.03.01 Harmonization of laws


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

Operative part

Opinion


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