On 13 November 2013, the Commission decided to withdraw its action (including the imposition of a daily fine) against Finland concerning the delay in the implementation of the EU internal energy market rules. In March 2013, the Commission had brought an action against Finland before the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) for the delay in the implementation of Directive 2009/73/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas and repealing Directive 2003/55/EC (“Gas Directive”) and Directive 2009/72/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 2003/54/EC (“Electricity Directive”) whereby the Commission requested the CJEU to impose a daily fine of EUR 60,170 on Finland for failing to fully implement the said Directives into national law by the required deadline of 3 March 2011. The Commission withdrew its action after being informed that Finland introduced a new legislative package concerning the electricity and natural gas markets as of the beginning of September 2013, including, inter alia, a new Electricity Market Act, Act Amending the Natural Gas Market Act, a new Act on the Supervision of the Electricity and Natural Gas Markets and a new Act on the Energy Market Authority. The new national statutes enforced the requirements of the EU’s third energy package. Source: Ministry of Employment and the Economy Press Release 14/11/2013