Estonia: European Commission refers Estonia to ECJ over competition directive

The European Commission will refer Estonia to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failure to transpose the European Competition Network (ECN+) Directive into national legislation, ERR reports. The ECN+ Directive enables national competition authorities to enforce EU antitrust rules more effectively by ensuring their independence, resources, and enforcement tools. EU member states were required to take measures to transpose the directive into national legislation by February 2021. However, Estonia has so far failed to announce any transposition measures to the European Commission. Referral to ECJ is the third stage of EU infringement procedures.