Official Journal of the European Union

C 209/31

Action brought on 3 June 2010 — European Commission v Hellenic Republic

(Case C-278/10)


2010/C 209/43

Language of the case: Greek


Applicant: European Commission (represented by: A.. Margelis and I. Dimitriou)

Defendant: Hellenic Republic

Form of order sought

The Court is asked to:

declare that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2008/103/EC (1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 amending Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators as regards placing batteries and accumulators on the market, or in any event by failing to inform the Commission of those measures, the Hellenic Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 2 of that directive;

order the Hellenic Republic to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The time-limit for transposing Directive 2008/103/EC into domestic law expired on 5 January 2009.

(1)  OJ L 327 of 5.12.2008, p. 7