EC refers Romania to Court for failing to comply with rules on oil stocks, alternative fuels

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BUCHAREST (Romania), January 25 (SeeNews) - The European Commission said on Thursday it has decided to refer Romania to the Court of Justice of the EU over failure to transpose directives regarding oil stocks.

The Commission also said it decided to refer Romania to the Court for failing to notify their national policy frameworks under the Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure.

Romania failed to correctly implement and apply the oil stocks directive which says that member states must ensure maintenance and availability of minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products in order to ensure security of supply of petroleum resources to the EU, the EC said in a press release on January infringements package.

The EC reminded Romania of the obligation to have in place emergency procedures and a contingency plan in the event of a major supply disruption and to ensure a clear and effective framework for operators to be able to delegate their stockholding obligations.

Regarding the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, the Commission said that accelerating deployment is essential to deliver a clean and competitive mobility to all Europeans, as announced by the Commission in the "Clean Mobility Package" adopted in November 2017.

Also on Thursday, the EC called on Romania, and a dozen other member states to fully transpose the EU directive on financial markets into their national legislation.

The Commission also said on Thursday it requested Romania and five other member states to fully transpose the 'Roadworthiness Package' adopted in 2014, whose aim is to improve vehicle testing in EU, and, therefore, road safety.

Finally, the EC requested Romania, Cyprus and the Czech Republic to communicate national measures implementing the updated European rules regarding the maximum weights and dimensions of certain road vehicles.

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