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22 October 2013

Improvements in application of EU law

Every year since 1984 the Commission has presented an annual report on monitoring the application of Community law during the preceding year. After a bad 2012 report, this year's edition published today (22 October) shows some improvement.
The correct application of EU law is a cornerstone of the EU Treaties and at the heart of the Commission's regulatory fitness programme (REFIT). The 30th Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law shows how Member States are performing in applying EU law. There were fewer infringements open at the end of 2012 than previous years. The number of cases in problem solving mechanisms such as EU Pilot increased. This reflects the determination of the European Commission to work with the Member States to solve problems and improve compliance.
At the end of 2012, the number of open infringement procedures decreased again, by 25 % compared to the previous year. This is related in part to the more frequent use of EU Pilot (a database database that helps establish theconformity of national rules with EU law) and other problem solving mechanisms (such as SOLVIT) which aim to solve problems and promote compliance (see press release).

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