March Infringement Package: The EU Commission sends Reasoned Opinions to 4 Countries on Energy Labelling and Renewables Legislation
The European Commission sent on 22 March 2012 reasons opinions - first stage in the infringement procedure before referring them to the Court - to four Member States for lacking transposition of EU legislation on support to renewable energy sources (Directive 2009/28/EC) and energy labelling (Directive 2010/30/EU).
The press releases are available below:
Here the Commission comments that: "The timely transposition of EU legislation is a priority for the Commission, especially since unnecessary delays in implementing may jeopardize the achievement of the EU renewable energy objective. However, Finland, Greece, and Poland have not yet informed the Commission of the full transposition of the Directive into their national legislation."
The Commission stated in that case that : "The EU legislation aims at giving these possibilities in all countries. Despite letters of formal notice sent on 18 July 2011, Czech Republic and Poland have not yet informed the Commission of the full transposition of the Directive into their national legislation."