- Directive 2011/7/EU (Late payment in Commercial Transactions)—applicability to and effect on Member State governments where continuing failures of public authorities to pay timeously (European Commission v Italian Republic)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- What is the position in the UK?
- Case details
Commercial analysis: The court found that the Italian Republic, by not ensuring that its public authorities effectively complied with the periods for payment under Article 4(3) and (4) of Directive 2011/7/EU (Late payment in Commercial Transactions) had failed to fulfil its obligations under the Directive. Written by Iain G. Mitchell QC (Scotland), barrister, at Tanfield Chambers.
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