Administrative Procedures Prior to the Action for Failure to Fulfil an Obligation

15-03-2011

This information note analyses the procedures prior to the litigation stage in the action for failure to fulfil an obligation, which are primarily carried out by the Commission and the Member States. The analysis distinguishes between actions for failure to fulfil an obligation covered by Articles 258, 259 and 260(1) and (2) TFEU, with the aim of discovering the particular features that these procedures have in each case. Finally, it analyses the role of the complainants in these procedures.

This information note analyses the procedures prior to the litigation stage in the action for failure to fulfil an obligation, which are primarily carried out by the Commission and the Member States. The analysis distinguishes between actions for failure to fulfil an obligation covered by Articles 258, 259 and 260(1) and (2) TFEU, with the aim of discovering the particular features that these procedures have in each case. Finally, it analyses the role of the complainants in these procedures.

Ekstern forfatter

Manuel Rebollo-Puig (University of Córdoba, Spain) and Antonio Bueno-Armijo (University of Córdoba, Spain)