Greece taken to EU Court over environmental impact assessment failures

The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive applies to a wide range of defined public and private projects including long-distance railway lines, motorways and express roads and airports

Greece referred to EU Court over poor air quality – again

The Commission said poor air quality has been caused by high levels of nitrogen dioxide

France and Hungary referred to EU Court over urban wastewater treatment failures

The Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive requires member states to ensure urban agglomerations, i.e. towns, cities and settlements, properly collect and treat their wastewater

EU Commission refers France to Court over poor air quality

Data provided by France confirms the ‘systematic failure’ to meet EU rules on PM10 limit values in the zones of Paris and Martinique for 12 and 14 years respectively

Czech Republic referred to EU court over toxic waste shipment to Poland

The Czech Republic has been referred to the Court of Justice of the EU over a shipment of toxic waste to Poland. According to the European Commission, the nation failed to take back 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste, which were shipped to Katowice, Poland, by a Czech operator in late 2010 and early 2011. Polish […]

Greece taken to EU court over illegal landfill

The European Commission is taking Greece to the Court of Justice over poor waste management again. It is being referred for an illegal landfill on the island of Corfu. The Temploni landfill, which has been operating in breach of EU waste regulation since 2007, is a “serious risk for human health and the environment”, the Commission said. Various […]

Greece faces EU court over energy performance

The European Commission is taking Greece to the Court of Justice for not calculating the energy performance requirements for buildings. As part of the Buildings Directive it is essential for Member States to measure the minimum requirements with “a view to achieving the best combination between investments and savings”. The calculations work out the energy […]

Greece taken to EU court again over wastewater

The European Commission is taking Greece to the Court of Justice over poor wastewater treatment again. The country was previously found guilty in 2004 and still hasn’t addressed the problem, the Commission said. It states the lack of adequate treatment systems in the area of Thriasio Pedio poses risks to human health, inland waters and the marine […]

EU takes Bulgaria to court over illegal landfills

The European Commission said it is taking Bulgaria to the Court of Justice over the nation’s continued operation of illegal landfills. It said numerous landfills in the country are still operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation, “representing a serious risk for human health and the environment”. Under the Landfill Directive, existing landfills […]

EU takes Ireland to court for failing to adapt renewable law

Ireland could face a daily penalty of €25,447.50 (£20,909) a day for failing to enact EU legislation on renewable energy. The European Commission said it is referring Ireland to the Court of Justice “for failing to fully transpose the Renewable Energy Directive”, which requires EU member states to generate 20% of energy from renewable sources […]