Sélecteur de langues
Brussels, 5 June 2008
Commission brings actions before Court of Justice against several Member States for incorrect transposal of Electricity and Gas Directives
The European Commission today decided to bring an action before the Court of Justice against Belgium for failure to transpose correctly into its national legislation the provisions of the Directives on the internal electricity and gas markets. It also decided to bring an action against Poland for incorrect transposal of the Electricity Directive. This decision comes a month after decisions to refer Sweden and Greece to the Court for incorrect transposal of the Electricity and Gas Directives and to address a reasoned opinion to Hungary for incorrect transposal of the Electricity Directive.
The Commission is maintaining its campaign to ensure that the Electricity and Gas Directives have been transposed correctly into national legislation, so bringing about a genuinely competitive energy market in Europe.
Since starting in 2006, this activity has cut certain infringements and only a few problem areas remain. These involve non-compliance with various aspects of the two Directives, including:
The Commission has also addressed a letter of formal notice to Bulgaria regarding the electricity sector.
 2003/54/EC and 2003/55/EC