The European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Greece and Ireland urging to communicate the national measures taken to transpose EU rules on the opening of the market for rail domestic passenger transport services and the governance of the railway infrastructure, as part of the 4th Railway Package.
As at the end of 2016, the EU states agreed to transpose the Directive (Directive (EU) 2016/2370)) into national law by 25 December 2018. As the two countries did not complied with the directive, the EC sent at the beginning of 2019 a letter of formal notice. To date, Greece and Ireland have still not communicated to the EC which measures have been taken to that end.
Greece and Ireland have two months to comply with their obligations, otherwise, the Commission may decide to refer the cases to the Court of Justice of the EU.