In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission has opened an infringement procedure against Hungary, calling on the country - and another seven member states - to correctly transpose EU rules regarding the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive.
On Thursday, the EU executive decided to send letters of formal notice to Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Spain and for failing to correctly transpose or implement certain requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU).
The Directive establishes a common framework of measures for the promotion of energy efficiency within the EU in order to ensure the achievement of the EU's 20% energy efficiency target for 2020 and to pave the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date.
These Member States now have two months to reply to the arguments raised by the Commission; otherwise, the Commission may decide to send a reasoned opinion. 05/02/2018 2:59pm
EU currently losing battle to boost energy efficiency Front page photo by MTI/László Beliczay