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Infringements (Free movement of Capital)

Procedure

Article 258 TFEU provides that “if the Commission considers that a Member State has failed to fulfil an obligation under the Treaty, it shall deliver a reasoned opinion on the matter after giving the State concerned the opportunity to submit its observations. If the State concerned does not comply with the opinion within the period laid down by the Commission, the latter may bring the matter before the Court of Justice of the European Union”. Enforcement of Court decisions is governed by Article 260 TFEU.

2015

18.06.2015
Commission requests Austria, The Netherlands, Romania, Sweden and Slovakia to comply with EU rules on free movement of capital (IP/15/5198)
26.03.2015
Commission opens infringement procedures against Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia on investor restrictions for agricultural land (IP/15/4673)

2014

16.10.2014
Commission asks Hungary to fully comply with EU rules (IP/14/1152)
25.09.2014
Bulgaria must allow bank customers to access their money (IP/14/1041)

2013

21.03.2013
Commission requests Bulgaria to respect EU rules (MEMO/13/261)

2012

26.04.2012
Commission requests Greece to comply with EU rules on free movement of capital and the right of establishment (IP/12/420 Choose translations of the previous link )

2011

24.11.2011
Commission refers Germany back to Court for failure to comply with the Volkswagen law judgement (IP/11/1444 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2011
Commission refers Italy to the Court of Justice on investment restrictions in privatised companies (IP/11/1443 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2011
Commission refers Cyprus to the Court of Justice to ensure unrestricted access to buy a second home in Cyprus (IP/11/1442 Choose translations of the previous link )
06.04.2011
Commission acts to ensure unrestricted access to buy a second home in Cyprus (IP/11/416 Choose translations of the previous link )
14.03.2011
Commission seeks Portugal’s compliance with Court ruling on special powers in Energías de Portugal (IP/11/288 Choose translations of the previous link )
16.02.2011
Commission requests Italy to modify privatisation law over investment restrictions (IP/11/175 Choose translations of the previous link )
16.02.2011
Commission refers Greece to Court over investment restrictions (IP/11/179 Choose translations of the previous link )

2010

20.12.2010
Commission grants Hungary extension of transitional period for the acquisition of agricultural land (IP/10/1750 Choose translations of the previous link )
24.11.2010
Commission seeks Portugal’s compliance with Court ruling on special powers in Portugal Telecom (IP/10/1560 Choose translations of the previous link )
05.05.2010
Commission acts to put an end to special rights of the Greek state in the Public Power Corporation (IP/10/503 Choose translations of the previous link )
18.03.2010
Commission acts to remove restrictions on investment in agricultural real estate in Austria (IP/10/301 Choose translations of the previous link )
28.01.2010
Commission requests Slovakia to remove investment restrictions on statutory pension funds (IP/10/80 Choose translations of the previous link )