Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Greece Set To Be Fined?

The EU Commission is referring Greece to the EU's Court of Justice for the incorrect application of Directive 2006/12/EC and the Destroying the UK's Weekly Bin Collections Directive 1999/31/EC. The Kathimerini reports:
The debt-ridden government faces the prospect of huge daily fines from Brussels as regional authorities have failed to demolish dozens of makeshift landfills ahead of a European Commission deadline on Friday.

Greece has been convicted twice by the European court for failing to meet European targets on waste management and now faces a penalty of hundreds of thousands of euros per day if it fails to destroy around 250 illegal landfills.

Just the kind of help a debt sodden country needs to get its economy back on track.

1 comment:

  1. Yep! Kick 'em when they're down - a trick learned from the Nazi fore-runners of the 4th Reich - er, EU.

    How much longer do we have to tolerate this crap?