Commission takes Malta and Poland to court over waste water treatment

Malta and Poland face legal action at the EU’s top court after the European Commission accused them of breaching the Urban Waste Water Directive, while 15 member states have been given a final warning over failing to tackle invasive species.

by Simon Pickstone
A sewage spill in Gdansk, Poland, after a pumping station malfunctioned in May 2018. The Commission has said 1,000 Polish agglomeration have no waste water treatment facilities at all. Photo: Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A sewage spill in Gdansk, Poland, after a pumping station malfunctioned in May 2018. The Commission has said 1,000 Polish agglomeration have no waste water treatment facilities at all. Photo: Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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