Reacting to recent media reports on the waste management crisis in Naples and the Campania region, EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik said he is “very concerned that so little, if any, progress had been achieved” since the EU Commission opened an infringement procedure against Italy in 2007. The procedure led to a ruling of the European Court of Justice in 2010 which found Italy in breach of EU legislation. Mr Potocnik pointed out that the absence of “real improvements” leaves the Commission with little choice but to actively pursue a second infringement procedure, which may lead to financial sanctions for the country. “I would hope that Italian authorities at all levels take the matter in hand so that tax payers’ money goes to improving the situation on the ground rather than to paying fines,” the Environment Commissioner said.
EU Commissioner concerned about crisis in Campania
© 2011 EUWID Europäischer Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH | All Rights Reserved.
Copyright notice The regular and systematic circulation of price tables from the EUWID Premium section is not permitted. Only one copy is permitted to be printed out for the purpose of circulation within the company. Distribution of EUWID price tables by intranet or by E-Mail within a company, throughout a group of companies, to customers, or to independent sales representatives is not permitted and constitutes an infringement of copyright law.