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Via this form you can file a complaint against a breach of EU law by a Member State.
However, please note Commission action in response to complaints is unlikely to directly resolve your personal situation:
In order to directly resolve your personal situation, or be awarded compensation, you should take action locally, in the Member State concerned.
Submitting a complaint to the Commission does not suspend the time limits for starting legal action under national law.
If you need more direct advice, you can contact our enquiry service.
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Please list the specific national measures (national law or other regulatory or administrative measures) you think are in breach of EU law and specify how they breach the EU law.
National measures suspected to infringe Union law: (required)
EU laws (e.g. Treaties, regulations, directives, decisions) or principles underpinning EU law.
If you’re not sure which EU law is involved, you can contact Your Europe Advice.
If you know it, please specify which EU law is concerned:
Please describe the problem (Describe the problem max of 7000 characters): (required)
The Commission can only investigate fundamental rights breaches that occur when the Member States are implementing EU law.
If the Member States are acting on the basis of national law only, the Commission cannot intervene.
Please explain how EU law is involved and which fundamental right has been breached (required)
Please list any supporting documents / evidence, which you could send to the Commission if requested.
Note that you can’t attach any documents at this stage, but we may contact you to send us the documents if required.
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The only way you can directly resolve your personal situation, or be awarded compensation, is to take action in the Member State concerned. The formal infringement procedure initiated by the Commission will not do this.
Please explain (max. 3000 characters) what type of decision(s) resulted from this.
If applicable, list your correspondence / contact(s) with public authorities.
Please state whether your action has been settled by a court or is pending before a court. If the case is pending, when can a decision be expected?
Please consider taking action in the Member State concerned. You will be able to assert your rights directly and personally by using the available national channels for complaining.
Please indicate why you are not eligible for this particular remedy
Please indicate other reasons why you didn’t take action to tackle your problem in the Member State concerned
Please enter the reference number (format: XXXX/YYYY) of your correspondence with the European Parliament:
Please enter the reference number (format: XXXX/YYYY/AB) of your correspondence with the European Ombudsman:
Please enter the reference number of your correspondence with the European Commission:
Please enter the reference number (format: XXXX/YY/CC) of your correspondence with SOLVIT:
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