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PR(09)47: Iceland fails to incorporate rules in the field of social security


The EFTA Surveillance Authority decided today to deliver a reasoned opinion to Iceland for failure to incorporate a Regulation concerning amendments to the system of coordination of social security schemes[1]that should have been incorporated into the internal legal order of Iceland by 8 November 2008.

The amendments primarily concern an up-date of the list of competent authorities in the EU Member States which are responsible for ensuring that social security legislation is implemented in accordance with Community law.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The EFTA Surveillance Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take satisfactory measures within three months of receiving the reasoned opinion.


For further information, please contact:

Bernhard Zaglmayer,
Senior Officer,
Internal Market Affairs Directorate
tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 85


1 July 2009


[1]Commission Regulation (EC) No 101/2008 of 4 February 2008 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community

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