The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

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Politics & Law

Infringements: Commission justifies ‘strategic approach’ to enforcing green rules

Taking legal action against member states for systemic breaches of environmental law rather than individual cases has led to a more efficient infringements process, the European Commission has said.

Politics & Law

Infringements: Commission issues final warnings over RED and EED

Eleven member states have received reasoned opinions over their failure to fully transpose key EU rules on renewable energy and energy efficiency, the European Commission announced on Thursday.

Air

EU air pollution rules allow individuals to claim compensation - ECJ opinion

Individuals may be able to claim compensation from their governments if they can prove illegally high air pollution has damaged their health, an adviser to the EU’s top court has said.

Politics & Law

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.

Water

Commission threatens to fine Spain over plans to regularise illegal irrigation

The European Commission has warned Spain in a strongly worded letter that it will take immediate action, including requesting a fine, if the Andalusian parliament approves a proposed amnesty for illegal agricultural irrigation in the protected Doñana wetland area.

Land

Poland’s border wall poses latest threat to Bialowieza Forest

After years fighting illegal logging, green campaigners have warned of a new threat to Poland’s Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO world heritage site that forms part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network.

Politics & Law

Commission takes Romania, Germany and Spain to court for environmental breaches

Romania, Germany and Spain have been referred to the EU’s top court over poor air quality, inadequate nature protection and nitrates pollution respectively, the European Commission has announced in its latest infringement package.

Air

Portugal latest to face EU court over excessive NO2 levels

The Portuguese government will have to answer for breaching air pollution limits, the European Commission has announced in its latest monthly infringement package.

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