Greece faces fines over waste man­age­ment

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Greece is head­ing for a sec­ond con­dem­na­tion by the Euro­pean Court of Jus­tice for lack of proper waste­water man­age­ment in the Thri­a­sio area of western At­tica.

A sec­ond con­dem­na­tion by the court comes with a fine, whose amount was not de­ter­mined as the fi­nal rul­ing on this case will take place to­ward the end of the year. The EU court de­ter­mined that only 45 per­cent of the res­i­dents of Elef­sina, Aspropy­r­gos, Man­dra and Magoula have proper waste­water man­age­ment.

The re­main­ing 55 per­cent, which in­cludes some 27,500 peo­ple, are still served by cesspools.

Greek au­thor­i­ties have re­sponded say­ing the com­ple­tion of the waste­water man­age­ment plant at Thri­a­sio would bring them up to EU stan­dards.

Im­pres­sive Maxi 72 rac­ing yachts took part over the week­end in the world-renowned Corfu Chal­lenge 2017, which ends to­day on the Io­nian is­land. The 2017 Corfu Chal­lenge is or­ga­nized by the Ma­rina Gou­via Sail­ing Club, along with the In­ter­na­tional Maxi As­so­ci­a­tion (IMA) and the Maxi 72 Class. The size of the ves­sels ranges from 18.7 to 21.9 me­ters.

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