Luxembourg, 14 May 2005
Action brought on 8 April 2005 by the Commission of the European Communities against the French Republic
(Case C-164/05) O fficial Journal publication of the filing
(Language of the case: French)
An action against the French Republic was brought before the Court of Justice of the European Communities on 8 April 2005 by the Commission of the European Communities, represented by D. Maidani and H. Støvlbæk, acting as Agents, with an address for service in Luxembourg.
The Commission of the European Communities claims that the Court should:
1. declare that, by failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 2001/19/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 May 2001 amending Council Directives 89/48/EEC and 92/51/EEC on the general system for the recognition of professional qualifications and Council Directives 77/452/EEC , 77/453/EEC , 78/686/EEC , 78/687/EEC , 78/1026/EEC , 78/10/EEC , 80/154/EEC , 80/155/EEC , 85/384/EEC , 85/432/EEC , 85/433/EEC and 93/16/EEC concerning the professions of nurse responsible for general care, dental practitioner, veterinary surgeon, midwife, architect, pharmacist and doctor (1) and, in any event, by failing to communicate them to the Commission, the French Republic has failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive;
2. order the French Republic to pay the costs.
Pleas in law and main arguments
The period for transposition of the Directive into national law expired on 1 January 2003.
(1) OJ L 206, 31.07.2001, p. 1.