Conservation biology

Greece referred to ECJ for failing to take action against alien species

The European Commission decided Thursday to refer Greece and five more countries to the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to implement provisions in the bloc's regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.

The five other countries referred to the ECJ are Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Portugal.

Mapping Athens’ water routes

The Goethe Institute in Athens presents the local installment of the "Atlas of Mediterranean Liquidity," an ambitious project by the institution to create interactive maps of urban water points across the region, including drawings, photographs and details of their history and biodiversity.

Greece condemned, again, over eco-policy failings

Greece was condemned by the European Court of Justice on Thursday for failing to set conservation targets for protected habitats, a process that should have been completed by 2012.

The latest rebuke is indicative of the country's reluctance to take substantial environmental protection measures over the past decade.