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European court slams Greece with new waste fine

The European Court of Justice on Monday heralded a new fine against Greece for violation of European regulations, noting that the country has failed to enforce a six-year-old ruling ordering it to “adequately treat and dispose of urban wastewater.”

Greece faces a fine of 13 million euros which will increase by 47,462 euros for every day that the ruling is not enforced, according to the court decision.

The violations relate to the wastewater disposal system in parts of Attica, Thessaloniki, Tripoli, Edessa, Nafpaktos and Rafina as well as sections of several islands including Corfu, Crete, Poros and Zakynthos.