Austria and Poland face fines for failing to implement EU law on making buildings more energy-efficient, the EU executive said on Thursday.
The European Commission is asking the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in Luxembourg to apply a penalty of 96,720 euros ($131,900) against Poland and 39,593 euros against Austria for every day they do not comply with EU law.
The EU directive says member states must establish and apply energy performance requirements for all buildings, ensure certification of buildings’ energy performance and require the regular inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems.
The Commission asked the ECJ to apply similar fines against Belgium and Finland in April, and is also examining the situation in Slovenia, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy and the Czech Republic.
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