2015 annual reports: Member States compliance with EU law improving, but more work ahead to unleash full potential of Single Market

The European Commission has reiterated its commitment to ensure the effective application of the whole range of European legislation and, in particular, the world’s biggest single market of 500 million citizens. The 33rd Annual Report on Monitoring the application of EU law provides a clear picture on how the Commission monitored and enforced EU law in 2015 and the Single Market Scoreboard reveals that barriers to the free movement of persons, services, goods and capital in the EU are being eliminated in most areas. For the Annual Report, a full press release and a EU-28 fact sheet are available online, as well as 28 fact sheets by country, and an infograph on infringement procedures in 2015 in EN, FR and DE. For the Single Market Scoreboard, see the performance overview and the performance per Member State (28 EU + 3 EEA). Finally, answers on the frequently asked questions on the general EU infringement procedure are available here.