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Briefing: Everything you always wanted to know about infringement procedures – but were afraid to ask


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What happens when your government does not comply with its legal commitments towards the European Union? The European commission usually launches an infringement procedure, meaning it asks it to comply or to face – usually financial – consequences. But how many of those procedures are ongoing, and which countries are on top of the (black) list? How many complaints are filed by citizens every year? Which country has the highest number of open procedures? How many procedures lead to an actual fine against states? How much do EU countries have to pay in fines for not abiding by the law?

Some of those questions are answered by our partners from Openpolis in the story we publish this week. They were able to do so thanks to InfringEye, a brand new tool they have developed as part of European Data Journalism Network we are proud members of.

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