Official Journal of the European Union

C 285/31

Action brought on 25 September 2008 — Commission of the European Communities v Republic of Cyprus

(Case C-426/08)

(2008/C 285/51)

Language of the case: Greek


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: H. Støvlbaek and I. Khatzigiannis)

Defendant: Republic of Cyprus

Form of order sought

declare that, by not adopting the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Council Directive 2006/100/EC of 20 November 2006 adapting certain directives in the field of freedom of movement of persons, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania (1), or in any event by not notifying those provisions to the Commission, the Republic of Cyprus has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

order the Republic of Cyprus to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The time-limit for transposition of the directive into domestic law expired on 1 January 2007.

(1)  OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 141.