Official Journal of the European Union

C 128/24

Action brought on 13 March 2008 — Commission of the European Communities v Kingdom of Spain

(Case C-112/08)

(2008/C 128/42)

Language of the case: Spanish


Applicant: Commission of the European Communities (represented by: M.A. Rabanal Suárez and P. Dejmek, Agents)

Defendant: Kingdom of Spain

Form of order sought

declare that, by failing to adopt all the all the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2006/48/EC (1) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions and in particular: Article 68(2), Article 72, Article 73(3), Article 74, Articles 99, 100 and 101, Articles 110 to 114, Articles 118 and 119, Articles 124 to 127, Articles 129 to 132, Article 133, Article 136, Articles 144 and 145, Article 149, Article 152, Article 154(1), Article 155, Annex V, Annex VI (except part I), Annex VII to XII (except Annex X parts I, II and III), and in any event, by failing to communicate those provisions to the Commission, the Kingdom of Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations under the directive;

order Kingdom of Spain to pay the costs.

Pleas in law and main arguments

The period prescribed for transposing Directive 2006/48/EC into national law expired on 31 December 2006.

(1)  OJ 2006 L 177, p. 1.