The ENDS Europe Infringements Dashboard

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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.


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.

Politics & Law

Infringements: Spain and Croatia told to comply with ECJ environmental rulings

The European Commission has told Spain and Croatia to respect earlier rulings from the European Court of Justice or else face being taken to court again, in its latest set of infringement procedures.

Politics & Law

EU top court fines Poland over Turów mine

The Polish government has drawn the ire of environmental campaigners for refusing to cease operations at the Turów lignite mine, even after the Court of Justice of the EU issued a €500,000 daily fine.

Politics & Law

Infringements: Greece faces court for breaching air pollution limits

The concentration of nitrous oxide in Athens has been “continually and persistently” higher than the limits set out in the Ambient Air Quality Directive, the European Commission has said as it referred Greece to the European Court of Justice.

Politics & Law

Spain failed to halt destruction of valuable wetland habitat, EU Court rules

Spain has failed over a prolonged period to protect groundwater resources in the Doñana UNESCO-listed wetland in the south of the country from depletion by intensive agricultural irrigation and drinking water demand, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Politics & Law

Italy, France and Hungary sent to court over EU environment breaches

The European Commission is referring three member states to the European Court of Justice for repeated failures to meet EU green rules, it announced on Wednesday as part of its regular infringements package.

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