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Whenever member states do not comply with EU law, they risk incurring in a fine – but the cost of infringements is not only an economic one, as they often impact on citizens’ quality of life (most of the procedures concern the environment and mobility).
InfringEye is a tool developed by Openpolis for EDJNet, aiming at making it easier for journalists, stakeholders and citizens to track EU infringement procedures against member states, and to filter them by country, status and topic of interest. InfringEye helps to put data into context, in order to find stories worth telling based on it.
The tool offers: 1) a complete database of past and ongoing EU infringement procedures; 2) datasets highlighting key aspects related to the infringements; 3) ready-made freely available visualizations; 4) a thorough report providing a comprehensive picture. The data is based on what is published by the European Commission .
The tool was first published in October 2019, two updates were released in July and November 2020.
The European Commission has been opening 78 new infringement procedures per month against the member states in 2020. Spain continues to be the country with the largest number of pending procedures (100), closely followed by the UK and Greece.
InfringEye, EDJNet’s tool for exploring current litigations between the European Commission and EU member states, has been updated to include the latest data. We offer an overview of the last ten months, and the ability to download datasets for each member state.
InfringEye is a data-driven tool developed by EDJNet, making it easier for journalists and citizens to understand the EU's infringement mechanisms, and to monitor past and ongoing procedures. Here are some of the main findings.