Greece called upon to comply with Court ruling

Monday January 18th, 2010

The European Commission has decided to formally request Greece to review contracts for cadastral mapping and urban planning services awarded by the municipalities of Vasilika, Kassandra, Egnatia and Arethousa.

The Commission has also decided to send the Greek Government a letter of formal notice, regarding the measures taken by Greece to comply with the judgment of the European Court of Justice of 19 April 2009 in case C-489/06 concerning the award of public contracts for the supply of medical devices.

The Commission considers that Greece has not taken concrete, effective measures to comply with said judgment, and that, therefore, on the basis of the information available, the infringement continues.

This formal request takes the form of a ‘reasoned opinion’, the second stage of the infringement procedure laid down in Article 226 of the EC Treaty. If there is no satisfactory reply within two months, the Commission may refer the matter to the Court of Justice.

The Commission may also impose financial penalties on Greece if it does not comply with this ruling.

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