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June 22, 2021

Gov’t Agent at CJEU: Romania permanently working on timely transposition of EU legislation

Ensuring the correct enforcement and the timely transposition of the EU legislation is a constant concern of the Romanian authorities, Government Agent for the Court of Justice of the European Union Razvan-Horatiu Radu told Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission Jean-Eric Paquet in Brussels on Friday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) informs in a release to Agerpres.

According to the source, this concern is mirrored by the recent successes in diminishing of the number of actions on non-communication of the transposition of Directives.

The MAE specifies that the European Commission’s high official confirmed the Romania’s remarkable results in the past year in terms of observing the transposition deadlines.

“Both parties appreciated the usefulness of the EU Pilot system, as a prevention mechanism which – through cooperation between the member state and the Commission – allows the clarification of the aspects regarding the enforcement of the EU legislation, and consequently avoid triggering infringement actions. Jean-Eric Paquet voiced his support regarding the behaviour of the Romanian authorities in terms of transposition and enforcement of the EU legislation,” the said release reads.

According to the MAE, the settlement of many complaints regarding the observance of EU laws managed by the Romanian authorities in the EU Pilot system (79pct in 2015) is seen by the Commission as a genuine landmark.

“The EU official also mentioned the fewer infringement procedures underway. In this context, he hailed the good coordination between the Commission and the Romanian authorities, in both the EU Pilot system (pre-infringement) and as regards the administration of the infringement actions against Romania,” the MAE release adds.

Radu also met on Thursday and Friday representative of several Directorates-General of the European Commission, and in this context discussed legal matters on the management of infringement actions.

According to the MAE data, since Romania has joined the EU, 515 infringement procedures were started against it, and 460 were closed by the European Commission in pre-litigation stage.

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