Three EU member states written up for violations of Landfill Directive

The European Commission has announced that it has taken procedural steps against Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland for various violations of the provisions of the Landfill Directive. Italy may once again be taken to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) if its government does not act to remedy the situation. The Commission is initiating infringement proceedings against Czechia and launching the second step against Poland. In addition, five member states are receiving post from Brussels relating to the EU Directive on waste from ships, the Commission said at the release of its April infringements package earlier this month.

The case against Italy relates to a 2019 ECJ ruling. It found that Italy failed to either bring 44 landfill sites into compliance with the requirements of the Landfill Directive or to ensure the definitive closure and rehabilitation of the facilities....

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