Greece faces fines over waste management
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.