14.10.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 249/3


Action brought on 4 August 2006 — Commission of the European Communities v Republic of Austria

(Case C-340/06)

(2006/C 249/08)

Language of the case: German

Parties

Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: U. Wölker, acting as Agent)

Defendant: Republic of Austria

Form of order sought

The Court is asked to:

declare that, by not adopting all the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to transpose Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information and repealing Council Directive 90/313/EEC (1), or by not informing the Commission of such provisions, the Republic of Austria has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

order the Republic of Austria to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period prescribed for transposition of the directive expired on 14 February 2005.


(1)  OJ 2003 L 41, pp. 26-32