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The October infringements package: Commission acts for full, proper and timely implementation of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses

To help citizens and businesses benefit fully from the internal market, the European Commission continuously engages with and, if necessary, initiates infringement procedures against Member States who do not respect European law.

This month, as part of its monthly package of infringement decisions, the Commission took a number of decisions: 30 letters of formal notice, 21 reasoned opinions, 11 referrals to the Court of Justice of the EU, and 53 closures. Amongst others, the Commission decided to refer six Member States to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to transpose EU rules on Bank Recovery and Resolution.

It also requested 11 Member States to fully transpose the EU Energy Efficiency Directive as part of its effort to ensure implementation of this important Directive across the EU. The Commission is closing 53 cases where the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission requesting to pursue the procedure further.

A summary of the key decisions as well as the contact details of the relevant Spokespersons and the corresponding press releases can be found in the fact sheet. On the general EU infringement procedure, a memo is also available here.

Courtesy of the European Commission