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Luxembourg set for court rap over waste

Luxembourg should receive a slap on the wrist from the European Court of Justice for failing to properly transpose the EU's European waste catalogue, court advocate general Philippe Léger advised last week. Mr Léger upheld European Commission complaints that a 1994 directive containing the list was applied in a non legally-binding way, using a "purely Luxemburgish nomenclature" for different waste types. The principality's government did not contest the case, but stressed that a new law in compliance with EU rules would take effect on 1 January. See opinion in case C-196/01.

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