The European Commission is referring Cyprus to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to take measures to ensure serious breaches of EU environmental law are considered criminal offences and punished.

The country has yet to adopt measures necessary to implement Directive 2008/99/EC on the protection of environment through criminal law in national law. As such, the Commission will ask the Court to impose a daily penalty payment of €5909.40 until the adoption of all necessary ...

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