SPAIN is being taken to court by the European Commission for two breaches of environmental legislation.
Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik, wants to see Spain in the EU Court of Justice to rectify the problems.
The first is for poor waste management, due to the numerous landfill sites operating in breach of EU landfill legislation.
The second case concerns the planned rail link between Sevilla and Almeria – for which the environmental impact assessment was deemed inadequate.
Landfill legislation for Europe is in place to stop harm to human health and the surrounding environment, and sites that did not match the standards should have closed down by July 2009.
Spain still has an incredible 28 non-compliant landfill sites operating.
Bulgaria and Slovenia have been taken to court by the Commission over landfill legislation breaches.