The European court of justice condemned Luxembourg today for failing to properly transpose the bloc's waste catalogue into its national law. The judgement was virtually a foregone conclusion after the government declined to defend itself against a European Commission action alleging the infringement of the 1975 framework waste directive (EED 19/12/01). Luxembourg said a new law complying with the directive had entered force on 1 January. See judgement in case C-196/01.
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