Today, the Commission adopted its Annual Report on how it monitors the application of European Union law in 2014. The 32nd ‘Annual Report on Monitoring the Application of EU Law’ reviews the Member States’ performance on key aspects of the application of Union law and highlights the main enforcement policy developments of 2014. Overall, the number of formal infringement procedures has decreased in the last five years. This reflects the effectiveness of the structured dialogue with Member States before a formal infringement procedure is launched via EU Pilot – the online platform which Member States and Commission services use to communicate and clarify the factual and legal background of problems arising in relation to the application of EU law. It also reflects the Commission’s determination to work with the Member States to improve compliance at an early stage and to resolve potential infringements quickly, to the benefit of citizens and businesses. A press release and fact sheets by country are available online.