The European Commission is referring Romania to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to fully transpose the EU internal energy market rules, according to a press release. To date, Romania has only partially transposed the Electricity and Gas Directives. However, Member States should already have fully transposed these Directives by 3 March 2011. “Internal market is vital for tackling Europe’s energy and climate challenges and to ensure affordable and secure energy supplies to households and businesses. Delays in implementation of the EU Internal Energy Market rules have negative effects on all players and are therefore not acceptable,” said Günther Oettinger, the EU Energy Commissioner.”Romania has already adopted a considerable amount of legislation required by the electricity and gas Directives. For each partially transposed Directive, the Commission proposes a daily penalty of EUR 30228,48.