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PR(08)73: Liechtenstein fails to implement Fifth Motor Insurance Directive


The EFTA Surveillance Authority delivered yesterday a reasoned opinion to Liechtenstein due to its failure to implement Fifth Motor Insurance Directive[1].

The Directive updates and improves the EEA legal framework for motor insurance by introducing some new rights for policyholders and by upgrading the protection of traffic accident victims. In the absence of adequate implementation of the Directive, road traffic accident victims as well as policyholders will not be able to benefit from their new rights.

Liechtensteinshould have implemented the Directive by 1 March 2008.

The purpose of the reasoned opinion is to give Liechtenstein a last chance to take corrective measures before the Authority decides whether to bring the matter before the EFTA Court. Liechtenstein has been given three months to take the measures necessary to comply with the reasoned opinion.

For further information, please contact:


Mr. Eirik Ihlen
Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 78















[1]Directive 2005/14/EC

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