EU governments warned over green laws

European commission tackles 17 member states over breaches of various environmental directives

The European commission has announced legal warnings or court cases against 17 governments it suspects of breaching EU rules. The decisions follow the executive’s latest quarterly stock-take in its role as official watch-dog for compliance with existing laws.

Seven countries face increased pressure to comply fully with rules in the EU emission trading scheme (full report coming tomorrow).  Other actions concern a wide range of different green laws:

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