Danish firms blast inspection charges plan
Danish business and farming organisations have denounced as a stealth tax and "a licence to print money" a government plan to make companies pay for environmental inspections and investigations even if complaints are dismissed and no violations found, local media report. The fee-charging system is to start in the new year. Local authorities say they are also concerned that the system will reduce incentives for companies to cooperate with the authorities. In this case the environment could end up being worse protected, they complain.