17 E.U. States Charged With Energy Noncompliance

Law360, New York (April 4, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has taken formal disciplinary action against seventeen European Union member states after an investigation revealed the states were not in compliance with the country’s energy laws.

E.U. energy rules were reformed in 2003 with the goal of creating an open E.U.-wide market as a basis for fairer consumer prices and more efficient use of resources and supply by 2007.

The Commission said Austria, Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Slovakia have...
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