Commission to penalise Italy over bird protection

Commission to penalise Italy over bird protection


The European Commission has demanded that Italy comply with three court rulings on a number of failures to provide adequate protection for wild birds, which are protected in Europe under the Birds Directive and the European Court of Justice has found on three occasions (in 2008, and twice in 2010), that Italian law falls short of EU standards in this area.

Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, recommended that the Commission send a letter of formal notice, demanding Italy to rectify th...


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