Member states warned over falling short on Euro-law

The European Court of Justice has taken certain member states to task yet again for failure to comply with European Legislation.

France was slammed for failing to ensure that water, intended for human consumption, remained within specified quality parameters.

Greece was reprimanded on two counts: First, for not conducting certain analyses and reviews in order to ensure the water quality of its river basin district and second, for not developing, approving and implementing waste reception and handling plans for ship-generated waste and cargo residues.

Italy too was condemned for failing to implement provisions necessary to transpose the Directive providing for public participation in the drawing up of plans and programmes relating to the environment.

The ECJ also found Belgium in breach of EU Regulations on ozone depleting substances for not establishing a system setting out minimum qualification requirements for those working in the sector, for not taking measures necessary to prevent and minimise the escape of ozone depleting substances into the atmosphere and for failing to carry out annual checks to establish the possible presence of leakages.

The judgments in cases C-147/07, C-264/07, C-81/07, C-69/07 and C-522/06 are available via the link.

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