Monitoring the application of European Union law. 2020 Annual Report

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Series Details COM (2021) 432
Publication Date 23/07/2021
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Report published by the European Commission on 23 July 2021, setting out how the it monitored and enforced EU law in 2020, and the performance of Member States in various policy areas.

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In 2020, the European Commission opened 903 new infringement cases. This is a 13% increase compared to the last reported period. Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands had the fewest number of new cases opened for incorrect transposition or wrong application of EU law in 2020, whereas Bulgaria, Italy, Malta and Greece faced the highest number.

This report takes into account the outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and explains what action the Commission took to safeguard the rights, freedoms and livelihoods of people and businesses across the European Union.

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2021)212: Staff Working Document accompanying the Report - General Statistical Overview
European Commission: 2020 Annual Report on monitoring the application of EU law
European Commission: Press Release, 23/07/2021: Application of EU Law in 2020: Protecting our agreed rules and shared values during a pandemic

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