Sweden flouting environmental laws: EU court

The European Union has announced that it will take Sweden and Greece to court for flouting EU environmental laws, reports news agency AFP.

Sweden faces daily financial penalties for its inability so far to license major industrial sites, with more than two dozen cases already the subject of European Court of Justice rulings still to be applied.

Greece, meanwhile, is accused of non-implementation of existing rulings covering illegal landfills.

Both face mounting, daily bills without prompt action, the executive European Commission said in its monthly round-up of infringements.

The Swedish case date back to 2007.

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