The European Commission said on Thursday it opened infringement procedures against Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia due to the failure of the countries to fully transpose into their national law one or more of the three new directives on public procurement and concessions, SeeNews reports.
The three directives, adopted in February 2014, aimed at making public procurement in Europe more efficient and transparent, as well as making it easier and cheaper for SMEs to bid for public contracts, the Commission said in its December infringements package, published on its website.
The countries had to notify the European Commission on the transposition of the directives, by April 2016.
Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia now have two months to notify the Commission of measures taken to bring national legislation in line with EU law or they might be referred to Court of Justice of the EU.
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