In its regular package of infringement decisions, the European Commission pursues legal action against Member States for failing to comply with their obligations under EU law. These decisions, covering various sectors and EU policy areas, aim to ensure the proper application of EU law for the benefit of citizens and businesses.
Water-related December infringements package: key decisions
Letters of formal notice: Urban waste water: Commission calls on MALTA, POLAND and SLOVAKIA to comply with EU rules.
– In Slovakia, 19 agglomerations have failed to provide a collecting system and to ensure that the urban waste water entering collecting systems is treated appropriately. These agglomerations should have been compliant by 31 December 2015.
– Despite several reminders, Malta and Poland have not provided information on their programme to the Commission by the deadline of 30 June 2020.
Reasoned opinions: Urban waste water: Commission calls on GREECE to comply with EU rules.
– Data provided by Greece revealed that, urban waste water is neither properly collected, nor properly treated before being discharged in 209 agglomerations.
Referrals to the Court of Justice: Water: Commission decides to refer SPAIN to the Court of Justice of the European Union for poor implementation of the Nitrates Directive:
– Spain must still take additional measures to prevent eutrophication for the whole country since the measures established to date have failed to achieve the objectives of the Directive.