EU states chided over green law failures

European court of justice judges recommend condemnations against Greece, Sweden

Greece and Sweden should both be condemned for failing to comply fully with EU laws on environmental impact assessment, waste management and wild birds, two European court of justice judges recommended today. The advisory opinions will be considered by a panel of judges when they deliver final verdicts.

The Greek government is facing condemnation for failing to transpose a 1997 revision of EU rules on environmental impact assessment (EIA) of major projects. The deadline passed in March 1999. Luxembourg became the first member state to be condemned for the same offence earlier this year (EED 19/02/02).

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