TITJUR Opinion of Mr Advocate General Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer delivered on 15 June 2000. # Italian Republic v Commission of the European Communities. # Action for annulment - Council Directive 92/83/EEC - Harmonisation of the structures of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages - Commission Decision 98/617/EC of 21 October 1998 denying authority to Italy to refuse the grant of exemption to certain products exempt from excise duty under Council Directive 92/83 - Cosmetic products. # Case C-482/98. Italy v Commission