Commission calls on GREECE and MALTA to correctly implement EU rules on energy performance of buildings
On 7 December 2017, in the context of its December infringements package, the European Commission announced that it has send letters of formal notice requesting Greece and Malta to ensure the correct implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU).
The Directive requires Member States to establish and apply minimum energy performance requirements for new and existing buildings, ensure the certification of buildings' energy performance, and require the regular inspection of heating and air conditioning systems. The Directive also requires EU countries to ensure that all new buildings are 'nearly zero-energy' from 2021 onwards (from 2019 - for public buildings).
In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.