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EU pursues four member states over public data ‘failings’

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Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia and the Netherlands referred to court over “failure” to implement EU rules

The European Commission has referred four EU member states to the bloc’s top court, saying they have “failed” to implement rules on opening up public sector data.

Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia and the Netherlands have been referred to the Court of Justice of the EU because they missed a July 2021 deadline to transpose new EU rules into national legislation, the Commission announced on 15 February.

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