The Greek town of Perama has suffered a further setback in its legal bid to prevent the European commission reclaiming €467,000 of EU funds over a botched tree-planting exercise (EED 21/11/07). In an order delivered this month the European court of first instance refused to overturn a European commission decision in November to freeze bank accounts belonging to the municipality. The court said it was not entitled to rule on the issue. Earlier a national court had deferred the case to EU judges. See order in case T-312/07 (Greek).
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