A STRING of cases have been launched by the European Commission against Member States of the European Union to try and force them to comply with EU water legislation; under existing rules, failure to abide by the court's rulings can see national governments being hit with huge daily recurring fines of up to Euro 100,000. The charges stop when the ECJ agrees an erring Member State has complied.

The latest actions include a case against the British government, which the Commission says has failed to transpose the new drinking water ...

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