Definitions for "INFRACTIONS"
Where a Member State fails to comply with its obligations under the Treaty - for example, by not correctly transposing a directive (or not doing so on time), or by failing to implement it properly. Infraction cases are taken to the European Court of Justice by the Commission for trial if their Reasoned Opinion is not adequately answered.
Sometimes called violations. Minor offenses, often traffic tickets, which are punishable only by a fine.