Doubling of new complaints against Ireland

The Annual report on the Application of EU law 2016, published this week, shows that new complaints against Ireland more than doubled in 2016 and open infringement cases at year-end jumped to a five-year high. New infringement cases for late transposition of directives also more than doubled to the highest level for 5 years. Across the EU, there was an overall increase (up 21%) of open infringement cases. The Annual Report sets out how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law during the previous year.

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