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Parliamentary questions
17 October 2007
E-4481/2007
Answer given by Mr Kovács on behalf of the Commission

The Commission considers that Maltese legislation does not comply with Article 90 of the EC Treaty and has, therefore, opened the infringement procedure against Malta under Article 226 of the EC Treaty.

The Commission confirms having contacts on this topic with the Maltese authorities. However, in order to preserve the serenity of debates between the Commission and a Member State concerned in an infringement preceding the Commission has the practice of not giving comments at this stage of procedure. In the case the Commission decides to proceed to the next stage of the procedure (which is a reasoned opinion to Maltese authorities) a press release will be published.

The Commission expects Malta to adopt legislation compatible with Article 90 as interpreted by the Court of Justice.

OJ C 191, 29/07/2008
Last updated: 10 December 2007Legal notice