Greece con­victed over poor waste man­age­ment

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The Euro­pean Court yes­ter­day con­victed Greece of fail­ing to meet Euro­pean waste man­age­ment and drainage stan­dards in four towns in the coun­try’s north and one in cen­tral Greece. The con­vic­tion re­lates to the towns of Prosot­sani and Dox­ato in Drama, Eleft­h­er­oupoli in Kavala, Galatista in Halkidiki and Va­gia in Vi­o­tia. The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion had asked Greek au­thor­i­ties to take ac­tion in 2007 and sub­se­quently sent warn­ings in 2012 and 2014 af­ter deem­ing the re­sponse to be in­ad­e­quate. As it was the first con­vic­tion for Greece for the mat­ter in ques­tion, no fine was im­posed. But if ac­tion is not taken in the com­ing months, the court will im­pose a fi­nan­cial penalty.

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