Official Journal of the European Union

C 158/14

Action brought on 29 April 2008 — Commission of the European Communities v Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

(Case C-184/08)

(2008/C 158/22)

Language of the case: French


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: P. Oliver and J.-B. Laignelot, acting as Agents)

Defendant: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Form of order sought

Declare that by failing to adopt sanctions under Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on detergents (1) or by not informing the Commission thereof, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 18(1) and (2) of that regulation;

Order the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

According to Article 18 of Regulation No 648/2004, the Member States are to adopt, no later than 8 October 2005, dissuasive, effective and proportionate sanctions for any infringement of that regulation and they are immediately to inform the Commission thereof. At the date at which the present action was brought, the defendant had still not adopted sanctions pursuant to the abovementioned article or, at least, had not informed the Commission thereof.

(1)  OJ 2004 L 104, p. 1.