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Trajan Shipley
15th November 2021
Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Commision’s Infringement Package October 2021

The European Commission has made public its package of infringement decisions for the month of October.

With the infringement decisions, the Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. The Commission has issued various letters of formal notice, reasoned opinions, and commenced legal proceedings before the Court of Justice in 10 different policy areas, including environment and fisheries, justice, the digital economy, and migration and home affairs.

Among other referrals, the Commission has decided to refer Romania and Hungary to the Court of Justice for their failure to comply with previous judgments by said Court. Romania’s case concerns its alleged failure to comply with a judgment in case C-301/17, concerning its obligations under the Landfill Directive, while Hungary’s failure concerns the Court’s judgment in case C-808/18, where it found Hungary in breach of EU rules on asylum and return.

The Commission is also closing 46 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.

Read the Commission’s press release here.



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