Environment law worst for non-compliance

Member states flouted environmental laws more than any other area of EU legislation in 2013, a European Commission report has indicated

Member states flouted environmental laws more than any other area of EU legislation in 2013, a European Commission report has indicated.

A high proportion of EU infringement procedures related to the poor application of environment legislation. There were 334 such cases, nearly double that of the second and third worst contenders, taxation and transport.

These figures include letters of formal notice and reasoned opinions, the two steps taken before a case reaches litigation.

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