Infringement Proceedings Against Ireland For Failure to Transpose Several Mutual Recognition Instruments
10 September 2019
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On 25 July 2019, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to Ireland for having failed to transpose a number of framework decisions strengthening judicial cooperation in criminal matters and implementing the principle of mutual recognition. The instruments concerned are:

The Commission noted that Irish authorities have not provided satisfactory answers on completion of the ongoing legislative implementation procedures. Ireland now has two months to comply with the concerns raised by the Commission. Otherwise, the Commission may refer the case to the European Court of Justice.

As regards the Framework Decision 2008/909 on the recognition of judgments imposing custodial sentences, the Commission also sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria for not having adopted the necessary legislation transposing the FD.

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Thomas Wahl

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (MPI CSL)

Public Law Department

Senior Researcher