Friday, March 27, 2015

European Energy Security: EU Members Fail to Introduce Energy Efficiency Law

Malta is the only EU Member State that managed to transpose the block’s Energy Efficiency Directive into national law. The remaining Member States were hit by legal action on Thursday (26 March). The EU Commission now wants Hungary, the only country to be referred to the European Court of Justice, to pay a fine of €15,444 daily for not translating the directive by the June 2014 deadline. the other 26 EU countries were hit by infringement procedures because they did not meet the June 2014 deadline to inform the Commission how they were introducing the directive in their home countries. Only four EU countries managed to meet the deadline – Cyprus, Italy, Malta, and Sweden – but only in Malta’s case, the EU executive arm was able to determine that the transposition into national law was sufficient enough. Read more at