The European Commission has decided not to continue the infringement procedure initiated in 2011 against Romania for not transposing the provisions included in the Energy Package 3 with respect to both natural gas and electric power sectors.
”The European Commission submitted documents to the Court of Justice of the European Union showing that our country has fulfilled its related obligations subsequent to the commencement of the procedure before the Court”, said Razvan Nicolescu, the Minister Delegate for Energy.
The Commission claimed that Romania had failed to implement the said legislative package regarding the liberalization of the local energy market. Hence, Romania was accused of not fully and timely introduced in the domestic legislation the EU directives on the single market for gas (European Directive no. 72/2009) and electricity (European Directive no. 73/2009).