Completing the Internal Energy Market (Communication)
By bringing infringement proceedings, the European Commission has increased the pressure on several Member States to transpose into national law the EU requirements for completion of the internal energy market. Member States will, in principle, refrain from state intervention in the internal energy market, with just a few exceptions – such as government support for renewable energy sources.
By bringing infringement proceedings for implementation of EU legislation, the Commission can work towards creating a level playing field in the internal energy market. Limiting government intervention in the internal market may prevent domestic companies from being given an unjustified advantage in European competition.