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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 275/5

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT


of 19 June 1998
in Case E-10/97: EFTA Surveillance Authority v. The Kingdom of Norway
(Failure of a contracting party to fulfil its obligations — health protection for workers exposed
to vinyl chloride monomer — Council Directive 78/610/EEC)

(98/C 275/05)

In Case E-10/97: EFTA Surveillance Authority v. The Kingdom of Norway — Application for
a declaration that, by failing to adopt, within the prescribed time limit, the national provisions
necessary to comply with the Act referred to in point 2 of Annex XVIII to the Agreement on
the European Economic Area, i.e. Council Directive 78/610/EEC of 29 June 1978 on the
approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States on
the protection of the health of workers exposed to vinyl chloride monomer, as adapted by way
of Protocol 1 to the EEA Agreement, the Kingdom of Norway has failed to fulfil its obli-
gations under Article 11 of that Act and Article 7 of the EEA Agreement, the Court, composed
of Bjørn Haug, President, Thör Vilhj`lmsson and Carl Baudenbacher (judge-rapporteur),
judges, gave a judgment on 19 June 1998, the operative part of which is as follows:
1.ÙDeclares that, by failing to adopt, within the prescribed time limit, the national provisions
necessary to comply with the Act referred to in point 2 of Annex XVIII to the EEA
Agreement (Council Directive 78/610/EEC of 29 June 1978 on the approximation of the
laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States on the protection of
the health of workers exposed to vinyl chloride monomer), as adapted by way of Protocol 1
to the EEA Agreement, the Kingdom of Norway has failed to fulfil its obligations under
Article 11 of that Act and Article 7 of the EEA Agreement.
2.ÙOrders the Kingdom of Norway to pay the costs.