Final warning for Italy over polluting steel mill

Brussels has warned Italy to clean up the ILVA steel mill or be taken to court, while Germany must bring its law on toxic substances in toys in line with EU rules

The European Commission has given Italy a final warning to clean up the ILVA steel mill or be taken to court.

And Germany has been threatened with court if it does not bring its legislation on toxic substances in toys in line with EU rules.

In May, the European court rejected Germany’s claim that its own toy safety standards for arsenic, antimony and mercury offered a higher level of protection than the migration limit values set out in the Toy Safety Directive.

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