Commission refers Greece to Court for non-compliance with EU rules in construction sector

The European Commission has taken the decision to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-compliance with EU public procurement rules in the construction sector. Greek legislation establishes a system of compulsory registration for all approved... (Continue reading)

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Poland referred to court over incorrect implementation of Directive

The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the Court of Justice of the EU for incorrect implementation of the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts... (Continue reading)

Infringement procedure against Belgium processed


More than three years after the deadline was set for issuing biometric passports with fingerprints, Belgium has still to comply with the requirement. As a result, the European Commission (EC) has referred the country to the Court of Justice of the... (Continue reading)

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Greece referred to CoJ for failing to comply with Directive

The European Commission (EC) has decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice because it has failed to ensure full compliance with EU rules on public procurement as regards the purchase of an information system for the Social Security... (Continue reading)

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Member States penalised for failing to implement EU Directive

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The European Commission is to refer Poland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Slovenia to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to fully implement the defence procurement rules. The four Member States did not comply with the directive on... (Continue reading)

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Commission ensures timeshare protection across EU

The European Commission has closed an infringement case against Spain on the Timeshare Directive (Directive 2008/122/EC) after the country notified the Commission of a new law (Decreto-ley) transposing the rules. The Commission also closed a case against the UK following... (Continue reading)

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EC calls on UK to implement defence procurement rules in Gibraltar

The European Commission (EC) has requested the United Kingdom to notify to the Commission within the next two months the measures it is taking to implement EU rules on defence procurement (Directive 2009/81/EC). The Commission has raised concerns that the... (Continue reading)

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Commission acts to ensure implementation of defence procurement Directive

The European Commission has acted to ensure that two Member States (Bulgaria and Luxembourg) comply with their obligations to implement EU rules on defence procurement. The Commission is concerned that they have failed to fulfil their commitments under the Directive... (Continue reading)

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Commission threatens to suspend Hungary’s Cohesion Fund

The European Commission proposes to suspend €495,184000 of Cohesion Fund commitments taking effect on 1 January 2013, representing 0.5 % of GDP and 29% of the country’s cohesion fund allocations for 2013.   This follows the Commission’s repeated warnings to... (Continue reading)

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Hungary respects Commission’s infringement procedures

The European Commission has received replies from the Hungarian Government in relation to infringement procedures started on 17 January 2012.   The Commission will now carry out a full legal analysis to assess whether Hungary has taken appropriate and concrete steps to... (Continue reading)

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