The European Commission decided on Thursday to send reasoned opinions to Greece and Romania for failing to transpose the Energy Efficiency Amendment Directive into their national legal order.
According to a statement from the EU Executive, the directive aims to establish a common framework for measures to promote energy efficiency and sets a mandatory energy efficiency target for the EU for 2030 of at least 32.5%. Member States were required to ensure that the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the Directive entered into force by 25 October 2020 at the latest, according to Agerpres.
“Neither Greece nor Romania has informed the Commission of the provisions adopted to transpose the Directive. Therefore, letters of formal notice were sent to both Member States in November 2020 and reasoned opinions are now being sent, as The Commission has not yet been notified of the transposition measures, and in the absence of a satisfactory response within two months, the Commission may refer the matter to the Court of Justice of the European Union.”
Through its monthly package of non-compliance decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States that have failed to fulfill their obligations under EU law. These decisions, which cover various EU sectors and policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law, to the benefit of citizens and businesses.