The European Commission has sent reasoned opinions to Greece and Latvia for failing to submit National Energy Efficiency Plans required by the Energy Services Directive. The purpose of the Directive is to create the conditions necessary for the development and promotion of a market for energy services, and for the delivery to final consumers of other energy efficiency measures. Proper implementation of the Directive will contribute to securing the supply of energy and sustainable development and competitiveness within the energy market. The required Action Plans were due on 30 June 2007 and should reflect the Member States’ strategies on how to achieve their 9 per cent energy savings target by the end of 2016.