EFTA takes Iceland to court over shipping
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Surveillance Authority has decided to take Iceland to court for failing to adopt an EU directive on shipping.
Directive 2010/65/EU deals with reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States and should have been transposed into Icelandic law by 1 May 2014.
“Lodging a case at the EFTA Court is the last step in a formal infringement procedure against an EFTA State,” reads an EFTA press release. “Prior to this, Iceland has been informed about the Authority’s view and has had a chance to bring forward its arguments as well as to settle the case by complying with the obligation to implement.”