The European Commission on Thursday sent 21 member states, including Croatia, a letter with a formal warning for not transposing three European Union directives on public procurement and concessions into national legislation.
The Commission regularly sends such letters to the member states which fail to fulfill, correctly and in a timely fashion, their obligations to transpose EU directives into national laws.
Today, the Commission sent the letter to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Finland, Spain and Sweden.
The letter with the formal warning is the first step the Commission takes against member states for infringing on European legislation. If a country does not provide a satisfactory answer to the warning, the Commission sends an opinion and if that fails too, the Commission turns the case over to the Court of the EU.