BRUSSELS Feb 19 The European Commission told
Italy on Thursday that it must comply with a European Union
court ruling on horse-racing concessions or face fines.
The European Court of Justice ruled in 2007 that Italy had
breached EU rules by renewing 329 concessions for horse-race
betting operations without inviting any competing bids, the EU
executive said in a statement.
Italy has in the meantime adopted a law that would comply
with the judgment but has not yet implemented it, the EU
"If the Italian authorities do not comply within two months,
the Commission may refer the case to the Court of Justice and
ask the court to impose a lump sum or penalty payment on Italy,"
the statement said.
(Reporting by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Dale Hudson)