Greece referred to CoJ for failing to comply with Directive

Wednesday November 21st, 2012

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 Foundation (IKA).

Greece has failed to fulfil its commitment, made under Directive 2004/18/EC in February 2012, to launch a new tendering procedure for the award of the above contract, without the illegal clauses included in the original call for tender.

The Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Greecein October 2011 asking it to comply with EU law. As the final reply of the Greek authorities was not satisfactory, the Commission has decided to refer the case to the EU Court of Justice.

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