Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Letters of formal notice

Platform-to-business online trading practices:  The Commission calls on CZECHIA, LITHUANIA, HUNGARY, THE NETHERLANDS, POLAND, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA and SLOVAKIA to respect EU rules on promoting fairness and transparency for business users

The Commission decided today to send letters of formal notice to Czechia (INFR 2022/2141), Lithuania (INFR 2022/2143), Hungary (INFR 2022/2142), the Netherlands (INFR 2022/2144), Poland (INFR 2022/2145), Portugal (INFR 2022/2146), Slovenia (INFR 2022/2147)  and Slovakia (INFR 2022/2148) for failing their obligations under the EU rules on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (Regulation (EU) 2019/1150, also called ‘P2B Regulation’). The P2B Regulation has applied since 12 July 2020. In the letters of formal notice, the Commission raised concerns regarding the requirements in the P2B Regulation for Member States to adopt a national legal framework for ensuring the effective enforcement of the Regulation. The Member States concerned do not yet have any national legislation in place. They now have two months to reply to the arguments raised by the Commission. Otherwise, the Commission may decide to send them reasoned opinions.

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