EU Commission Asks Greece and Cyprus To Comply With EU Landfill Legislation

The European Commission has sent a request to both Greece and Cyprus asking for their immediate compliance with the requirements of the EU landfill legislation.

Landfills that breach the EU waste legislation pose a threat to human health and the environment, a warning which the two countries are called to respond to within the following two months. If they fail to follow the legislation, the cases may be submitted to the EU Court of Justice.

The Greek islands of Zakynthos (National Marine Park) and Corfu (Temploni) are two cases in which Greece is breaching the EU legislation on waste disposal.

Although steps have been made to change the situation, the efforts are slow-paced and have been abandoned lately, with no direct results expected to be seen within the next two years.

In Cyprus, six landfills are still operating against EU legislation.


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