Five complaints filed against Italy in EU court in 2012
Down from 16 in 200906 March, 17:49
The number continues a downward trend that began a couple of years ago. There were seven complaints filed against Italy in 2011, six in 2010 and 16 in 2009. Italy was convicted of violating EU law three times in 2012.
Italian judges issued 65 preliminary rulings out of a total of 404 presented by EU-country judges.
Italian judges are outpaced only by German judges on how often they seek recourse at the Luxembourg court.