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2009

Date Subject
20.11.2009 Commission calls on Italy to apply Court of Justice ruling on special powers in privatised companies (IP/09/1755)
  Commission requests Austria to modify provisions on the acquisition of agricultural real estate in the Land Transfer Law of Vorarlberg (IP/09/1762)
29.10.2009 Commission calls on Spain to apply Court of Justice ruling on law amending functions of Spanish electricity and gas regulator (IP/09/1628)
  Commission refers Poland to Court of Justice over special rights granted to the State in certain companies (IP/09/1634)
08.10.2009 Commission contests Greek Decree stipulating a 5% voting cap in electricity company PPC (IP/09/1480)
14.04.2009 Commission refers Poland to Court of Justice over investment restrictions for open pension funds (IP/09/581)
19.02.2009 Commission refers Portugal to European Court of Justice over special rights held by the State in GALP Energia (IP/09/278)

2008

Date Subject
27.11.2008 Commission calls again on Germany to apply a Court ruling on Volkswagen law (IP/08/1797)
  Commission contests Greek law on investment in strategic companies (IP/08/1784)
16.10.2008 Commission closes infringement proceedings against Italy regarding new regime for motorway concessions  (IP/08/1521)
18.09.2008 Commission requests Poland to remove investment restrictions on open pension funds (IP/08/1359)
  Commission refers Portugal to European Court of Justice over special rights held by the State/public entities in EDP (Energias de Portugal) (IP/08/1357)
24.07.2008 Transitional measures for the acquisition of agricultural real estate
17.07.2008 Law amending functions of Spanish electricity and gas regulator (CJE/08/54)
26.06.2008 Commission requests Slovakia to remove investment restrictions on statutory pension funds (IP/08/1034)
05.06.2008 Commission closes case against Austria concerning liquidity reserve obligations in certain banking sectors (IP/08/871)
  Commission calls on Germany to apply Court ruling on Volkswagen law (IP/08/873)
03.04.2008 Infringement proceedings against Italy, Slovakia and the United Kingdom (IP/08/501)
31.01.2008 Commission refers Portugal to the European Court of Justice over special rights held by the State/public entities in Portugal Telecom (IP/08/120)

2007

Date Subject
13.11.2007 Commission scrutinises amendments in Hungarian company law (IP/07/1681)
17.10.2007 Commission inquiries into prohibition on purchase of UK Premium Bonds in Ireland (IP/07/1511)
27.06.2007 Commission asks Portugal to abandon the special rights held in Energias de Portugal (EDP) and GALP Energia (IP/07/908)
  Commission asks Poland to amend its law on special powers (IP/07/907)
  Commission shelves proceedings brought against France over legislation requiring co-owners to inform managing agents of their address in France (IP/07/906)
24.01.2007 Commission refers Spain to European Court of Justice over law extending the functions of the Spanish electricity and gas regulator (IP/07/82)
  Football clubs: Commission closes procedure against France concerning ban on raising capital from the public (IP/07/84)
  Commission closes infringement procedure against Italy concerning acquisition of stakes in domestic banks (IP/07/83)

2006

Date Subject
14.11.2006 Commission opens infringement proceedings against Italy regarding the new regime for motorway concession in Italy (IP/06/1561)
12.10.2006 Commission closes case against Italy regarding law on investment in energy companies
  Commission calls on France to modify its legislation establishing an authorisation procedure for foreign investments in certain sectors of activity
26.09.2006 Commission calls on Spain to modify the law amending the functions of the Spanish electricity and gas regulator
19.07.2006 Commission closes case against Spain over privatisation law
29.06.2006 Infringement proceedings against Sweden and Greece
28.06.2006 Commission calls on Hungary to modify privatisation framework law
  Italy referred to the Court of Justice over special powers in privatised companies
03.05.2006 Commission opens infringement proceedings against Spain regarding law amending functions of Spanish electricity and gas regulator
05.04.2006 Commission calls on France to amend its legislation requiring co-owners to notify their managing agent of an address in France
  Commission asks Portugal to abandon the special rights held in Portugal Telecom
  Commission calls on Italy to apply Court of Justice ruling on the law on investment in energy companies
  Commission scrutinises French law establishing authorisation procedure for foreign investments in certain sectors
  Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice for restrictions on investment in energy companies
08.03.2006 Commission opens infringement procedure against Poland in context of UniCredit/HBV merger

2005

Date Subject
20.12.2005 the Commission asks Luxembourg to change the provisions of the ASTRA satellites concession contract which give it the right to block certain shareholdings in SES Astra and SES Global
14.12.2005 Commission opens an infringement procedure against Italy on the issue of acquisition of stakes in domestic banks
  Commission asks Portugal to submit its observations on special rights held by Portugal in Portugal Telecom
  Football clubs: France warned over ban on stock market listing
13.10.2005 Commission calls on Italy to modify law on privatised companies and to apply Court ruling on investment in energy companies
22.07.2005 Report on “Special rights in privatised companies in the enlarged Union - a decade full of developments”
20.07.2005 Freedom of establishment and capital movements: Commission scrutinises Greek restrictions on media ownership
04.07.2005 Commission calls on Spain to apply Court of Justice ruling on privatisation law and to comply with law on investment in companies
02.06.2005 The Court of Justice delivered a judgment concerning the Italian law suspending voting rights attaching to holdings exceeding 2% of the capital of undertakings in the electricity and gas sectors PDF 162 KBEnglish
22.03.2005 Bilateral Investment Treaties signed with non-EU countries by Denmark, Austria, Finland and Sweden

2004

Date Subject
28.10.2004 Commission closes proceedings against France on penalties for non-declaration of cross-border transfers of money, stock or securities
19.10.2004 Commission refers Austria to Court for investment restrictions on certain types of banks
15.10.2004 Infringement proceedings against the United Kingdom on BAA plc are closed
13.10.2004 Free movement of capital: Commission takes Germany to the Court of Justice on Volkswagen law
15.07.2004 Commission calls on Spain to apply Court of Justice ruling on privatisation law
09.07.2004 Commission closes case against Portugal over privatisation law
10.05.2004 Infringement procedures against Denmark, Austria, Finland and Sweden concerning Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with non-EU countries
30.03.2004 Commission asks Germany to amend the Volkswagen law
07.01.2004 Commission calls on United Kingdom to apply Court of Justice ruling (Case C-98/01)

2003

Date Subject
17.12.2003 Commission takes the Netherlands to the Court of Justice on special powers in KPN and TNT
16.12.2003 Commission takes Italy to the Court of Justice for restrictions on investment in energy companies
09.07.2003 Commission requests Spain and Italy to change laws on investment in energy companies.
15.05.2003 Commission calls on Portugal to apply a ruling of the Court of Justice (privatisation of undertakings); proceedings against France are closed (Elf-Aquitaine)
13.05.2003 Judgments of the Court of Justice in Cases C-463/00 and C-98/01 (Commission / Spain and Commission / United Kingdom)
19.03.2003 Commission asks Germany to justify its Volkswagen law
06.02.2003 Opinion delivered by advocate general concerning "golden share" cases in Spain and the United Kingdom
05.02.2003 Commission asks Netherlands to review special powers in KPN and TPG
  Commission decides to pursue infringement case on Copenhagen Airports
  Commission decides to open infringement proceedings against Italy concerning privatised companies

2002

Date Subject
14.11.2002 Commission requests Austria to amend rules on co-operative banks' liquidity reserves
16.10.2002 Commission opens infringement proceedings against Spain and Italy concerning public holdings in energy companies
04.06.2002 The Court of Justice today delivered three judgments concerning "Golden Shares" in the context of the privatisation of undertakings (France, Portugal, Belgium)
24.01.2002 Commission considers that penalties imposed by France for non-declaration of cross-border transfers of money, stock or securities are not compatible with Community Law

2001

Date Subject
26.07.2001 Commission asks France to review penalties for non-declaration of cross-border transfers of money, stock or securities
20.06.2001 Commission confirms need to tackle cross-border investment restrictions and energy market distortions
04.05.2001 Commission proposes transition periods for purchase of real estate in candidate countries
05.04.2001 Investment restrictions - Commission reaffirms its exclusive competence as guardian of Treaties
07.03.2001 Commission proposes changes to facility providing financial assistance for Member States' balances of payments

2000

Date Subject
11.10.2000 Commission decides to refer UK to Court concerning BAA
05.07.2000 The Commission decides to open an extensive debate on impediments to investment. Français
  Spain referred to Court of Justice

1999

Date Subject
28.07.1999 Commission decided to bring an action against France
  Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to the United Kingdom
  Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Spain

1998

Date Subject
17.12.1998 Commission decided to sent reasoned opinion to Belgium
  Italy referred to Court of Justice
03.12.1998 Commission decided to sent a reasoned opinion to France
16.10.1998 Commission decided to sent a reasoned opinion to Spain
29.07.1998 Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Italy
03.07.1998 Belgium referred to Court of Justice

1997 - 1986

Date Subject
11.12.1997 Portugal referred to Court of Justice
04.06.1997 Communication on certain legal aspects concerning intra-EU investment
07.08.1996 Commission decided to send a reasoned opinion to Greece
01.05.1986 Programme for the liberalization of capital movements in the Community

Last update: 04.08.2011