Official Journal of the European Union

C 37/18

Action brought on 3 December 2007 — Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Belgium

(Case C-543/07)

(2008/C 37/26)

Language of the case: Dutch


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: M. van Beek, Agent)

Defendant: Kingdom of Belgium

Form of order sought

Declare that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2002/73/EC (1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 September 2002 amending Council Directive 76/207/EEC on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions, or in any event by not communicating such measures to the Commission, the Kingdom of Belgium has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;

order the Kingdom of Belgium to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period prescribed for transposing the Directive into national law expired on 5 October 2005.

(1)  OJ 2002 L 269, p. 15.