By ALESSANDRO TORELLO
BRUSSELS -- The European Union's executive body said
Thursday it is taking Poland and Cyprus to court for failing to
introduce new laws on EU renewable energy rules central to the
bloc's climate and energy policy.
"The European Commission is referring Poland and Cyprus to the Court of Justice of
the European Union for failing to transpose" the legislation,
the commission said in a statement.
The commission also proposed fines for the infringement --
133,228.80 euros per day ($171,953) for Poland, 11,404.80 euros
daily for Cyprus.
"The penalties proposed take into account the duration and the
gravity of the infringement," it said.
The law in question is one of the three key pillars of the
EU's high-profile climate and energy policy to 2020. According
to the law, 20% of the energy used in the EU in 2020 must come
from renewable sources, with each country having specific
Member countries agreed to the rules more than five years
ago and are required to pass laws and implement the
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