Official Journal of the European Union

C 249/6

Action brought on 25 August 2006 — Commission of the European Communities v Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

(Case C-354/06)

(2006/C 249/13)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: J. Hottiaux, F. Simonetti, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Form of order sought

By its action, the applicant claims that the Court should:

declare that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations or administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2003/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 providing for public participation in respect of the drawing up of certain plans and programmes relating to the environment and amending with regard to public participation and access to justice Council Directives 85/337/EEC and 96/61/EC (1), and, in any event, by failing to notify such provisions to the Commission, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has failed to fulfil its obligations under that Directive;

order the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period within which Directive 2003/35/EC had to be transposed expired on 25 June 2005.

(1)  OJ L 156. p. 17