Spain warned over EU major hazards directive

The European Commission has sent Spain a final warning of court action for allegedly failing to properly implement the Seveso II major accident hazards directive. Spanish legislation is deficient on emergency plans, land-use planning, public information and inspections, the EU executive said on Monday. Last July, the Commission announced similar warnings to Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands over gaps in their implementing laws (EED 18/07/03). See press release.

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