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PR(07)57: Iceland fails to implement legislation concerning electromagnetic compatibility of communication systems


The EFTA Surveillance Authority has decided to deliver a reasoned opinion to Iceland for failure to implement Directive 2004/108/EC of the European parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility and repealing Directive 89/336/EEC. The objective of the directive is to harmonize national legislation ensuring protection of radiocommunications, electrical supply networks and telecommunications networks, as well as equipment connected thereto, against electromagnetic disturbance and to enhance the free movement of electrical equipment and electronic apparatus without lowering justified levels of protection in the Member States.

Iceland  had until 1 March 2007 to implement the abovementioned directive.

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

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Hallgrímur Ásgeirsson
Director, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 60, or 

Mr Steven Verhulst
Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 58

19 December 2007

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