Italy risks 180-mn-euro EU fine over sewage (2)
Infractions bill cd rise to 500 mn
15 Febbraio 2017
Brussels, February 15 - Italy risks incurring a yearly EU fine of 180 million euros for breaking rules on sewage management unless there is urgent government action, according to an upcoming European Court of Justice ruling on the basis of a European Commission request, Brussels sources said Wednesday. That may bring the total bill for Italian infractions to almost half a billion euros, they said. The EC reported Italy to the court last year for allegedly breaching norms on sewage treatment over a number of years.