Yesterday's press release from the Commission (see below) relating to its infringement package for May 2016 goes like this - not 1 not 2 but yes you've guessed it TWENTY ONE member states told to get their act together and transpose the 3 new EU procurement directives! So it appears - as if we didn't know already - our fellow member states have a slightly more relaxed approach to EU regulation than us Brits do.
The European Commission has requested 21 Member States to transpose in full one or more of the three directives on public procurement and concessions (Directives 2014/23/EC 2014/24/EC 2014/25/EC) into national law. All Member States were obliged to notify the transposition of the new public procurement rules by 18 April 2016. The Commission's request takes the form of a letter of formal notice and it has been sent to Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia the Czech Republic Cyprus Estonia Ireland Greece Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta the Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovenia Finland Spain and Sweden.