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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on monitoring the application of EU law

Nicola Caputo

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on monitoring the application of EU law  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the recent publication of the annual report on the monitoring of the application of EU law explains how the Commission monitored and applied EU law in 2016;

B.  whereas the annual report in question shows there has been a considerable increase (21%) in the number of infringement procedures opened as compared to the previous year;

C.  whereas, in particular, Member States have infringed EU legislation concerning car emissions – on the part of car manufacturers – illegal landfills and transport safety and security, in addition to public procurement and concessions;

1.  Takes the view that the failure to apply EU law correctly denies citizens and businesses the rights and benefits that are enshrined in EU legislation;

2.  Calls for the Member States to transpose EU directives into their national legal systems within the deadlines they have undertaken to meet, and takes the view that in order to facilitate prompt transposition, the Commission should assist Member States by developing implementation plans, dedicated websites and guidance documents, also through the exchange of best practices in meetings of groups of experts.


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