Infringement procedure

The Commission is responsible for ensuring that all EU countries properly apply EU law. The Commission takes steps if an EU country:

  • does not fully incorporate a directive into its national law by the set deadline
  • does not apply EU law correctly

In these cases, the Commission first works with the country concerned to address the issue. If this is unsuccessful, the Commission may start formal infringement proceedings against the country in question.

Learn more about the infringement procedure and the possibility to lodge a complaint against breach of EU law by an EU country

Infringements of banking and finance law

A database of infringement cases is available, for decisions concerning incomplete or incorrect implementation on

  • financial services regulation
  • rules about free movement of capital

Infringement decisions under the responsibility of DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union