Greece in European court over failure to shut down Kiato landfill

The European Court of Justice confirmed on Friday that the European Commission is taking Greece to court over its failure to close down a landfill at Kiato, west of Athens, despite repeated warnings.

The Kiato landfill has been operating illegally since 2002.

Inspectors visited the site in 2007, 2011 and 2012 but found that Greece had not taken the necessary steps to make the site environmentally safe.