Ireland slowest to follow the EU market rules
Published 23/03/2011 | 05:00
IRELAND is the slowest of any EU member state to comply with rulings from the EU Courts of Justice regarding infringements of internal market regulations, according to new data this week.
The country takes an average of 25 months to comply, although member states are meant to take immediate action to remedy infringements.
The average time across the 27 member states to comply with an infringement ruling is 18 months. However, Ireland was also one of six EU countries that have been transposing directives into law more quickly over the past six months.