Greece has been condemned for a second time by the European Court of Justice for lack of proper wastewater management in the Thriasio area of western Attica. A second condemnation by the court comes with a fine, whose amount was not determined as the final ruling on this case will take place toward the end of the year.
A woman takes a break from the heat under the shade of a tree in central Athens on Friday as Greece struggled with the summer's first heat wave. The National Observatory of Athens said the highest temperatures yesterday at 3 p.m.
Large quantities of the synthetic drug fenethylline which were found in a makeshift laboratory near Elefsina, west of Athens, last week, had been destined to be smuggled to the Middle East, it emerged on Monday.
Also known by its brand name, Captagon, the stimulant is believed to be widely used for recreational purposes in the Middle East and by fighters in Syria to keep them alert.
Greece faces a fine of at least 17 million euros for failing to comply with European Union wastewater treatment regulations at the Thriaseio Plain in western Attica.
The European Commission has proposed that Greece should face additional fines for every day that it fails to get the facilities serving the towns of Elefsina, Aspropyrgos, Magoula and Mandra up to scratch.
The European Commission is seeking to slap Greece with a fine of more than 16 million euros for failure to comply with waste-water treatment regulations at the Thriasio Plain in western Attica. Greece will also face additional fines for every day that it fails to get the facilities serving the towns of Elefsina, Aspropyrgos, Magoula and Mandra up to scratch.
The Court of Justice of the EU ruled in 2004 that Greece was violating EU law by not adequately collecting and treating waste water discharged into the Gulf of Elefsina. Eleven years later, Greece has not managed to adequately address this problem.
The widely known Lebanese artist Tarek Atoui presents today his music project I/E Elefsis based on his in situ investigation of the sonic landscape of Elefsina and his collective instrument I/E.
Tarek Atoui was invited by locus athens to create a new work for Elefsina as part of the Aisxylia Festival 2015.
An Athens prosecutor on Tuesday ordered an emergency probe into the causes of a fire at a recycling plant in Aspropyrgos, southwest of Athens, which covered the Greek capital and the port city of Piraeus in noxious fumes from melting plastic and other packaging material for the fourth day on Tuesday.