Environment commissioner Vella (l) said member states made their promises in Brussels with good intentions (Photo: The Council of the European Union)

EU refuses to 'name and shame' environment slackers

The EU's environment commissioner has refused to "name and shame" countries that are failing to implement Europe-wide rules.

Karmenu Vella was responding to queries at the launch of the first Environmental Implementation Review (EIR) on Monday (7 February), which identified many problems with member states but did not name the worst offenders.

“I have to say that the reason for coming up with this EIR is not to provide...

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