Monday, July 11, 2005
The European Commission has issued a final notice to 11 nations
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Finland-Aland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Slovakia
for failing to finalize national legislation implementing the Strategic Environmental Assessment directive. A referral to the European Court of Justice and ultimately monetary penalties could follow. Link: EUROPA - Rapid - Press Releases. This action was accompanied by similar enforcement action regarding electrical wastes, noise, and public information access.